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Spread 'Em: Your Daily Dose Of World Cup Thighlights

As most of you probably know, today is an off-day for our dear players, as the buildup for the World Cup quarterfinal begins. However, just because there's been a break in competition doesn't mean we have to quit our gawking.

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Fortunately for us, most players didn't decide to retreat from the field entirely. With games resuming on Friday, many teams are using their free day to get in a little practice, complete with some (we can imagine) much-needed stretching. Here we see Paraguay's Nestor Ortigoza limbering up with a physical trainer. Interesting view.

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Other Legs of Note belong to Kaka. Like Paraguay, Brazil has decided to take the day and practice for their upcoming match against the Netherlands.

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Juan Sebastian Veron put on a good show for his coach, Diego Maradona, in preparation for the match against Germany on July 3.

And, finally, our favorite picture of the day:

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Paraguya's goalkeeper Justo Villar tenderly grips his balls during practice on July 1, 2010.

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Ronaldo, meanwhile, returned home to sob for hours over a tub of industrial strength chest wax.