The hottest football players that make ladies go CRAAZY on and off pitch

World Cup 2018 is set to begin in two days time, from June 14 to July 15, 2018 and women can’t help but keep track of the handsome players playing this season.

Since we are mostly clueless about the sport, how about we drool at them? Na usisumbue bae.

Here are the hottest players you should watch out for in the Russia World Cup 2018

1. Christiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is every woman’s dream, with a body to die for and looks to compliment it. His social media photos have mafisilets dying for his attention and that will even be more intense during this season as he dribbles the ball in the field.

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2. Neymar

The Brazilian striker leaves many women salivating over him for his good looks and great physique.

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3. James Rodriquez

The 26 year old is the striker for the Colombian national team. The player who resembles Christiano Ronaldo has looks to die for and no woman would resist him.

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4. Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos is a defender for Spain and is also the captain of Real Madrid. He is the true definition of tall and handsome, with his well toned body. He will surely keep us girls glued to our screens.

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5. Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud plays as a striker for the French national team and Chelsea football club. His body is enough to keep the ladies entertained whether his team wins or not.

 

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Barca begin six-trophy chase without Neymar

Barcelona open their campaign with the chance to build on an impressive trophy haul from last season when they face Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup in Tbilisi on Tuesday.

However, they will have to do without one of their star triumvirate up front as Brazilian forward Neymar has been ruled out for two weeks after contracting the mumps.

The 23-year-old had only just returned to action after a disappointing Copa America, but he and Lionel Messi’s presence sparked Barca into life after a bad run of pre-season results as both scored in a 3-0 win over Roma in their final friendly outing last week.

Messi will be fit to start alongside Luis Suarez in attack having returned a week early from his summer break after guiding Argentina to the Copa America final.

Manchester United target Pedro Rodriguez is expected to take Neymar’s place.

Having equalled the club’s most successful ever campaign with the treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League last season, the Catalans can now repeat the feat of Pep Guardiola’s side six years ago that won six trophies in a calendar year by adding both the European and Spanish Super Cups to the Club World Cup.

And former Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic insists Barca’s hunger for more trophies has not been eased by their success last season.

“There is nothing better than starting the season with a title,” said the Croatian.

“No one has more desire to win than us. We want to continue making history and win all six trophies, but we will go step-by-step.”

A ban on registering new players means that there will be no new faces in the Barca team despite the signings of Arda Turan from Atletico Madrid and another buy from Sevilla in the form of Aleix Vidal.

The latter wasn’t the only key player to depart the Sanchez Pizjuan over the close season with top scorer for the past two years Carlos Bacca moving to AC Milan.

Their absence has been compensated by the arrival of nine new players including Ukranian star Yevhen Konoplyanka, but Unai Emery’s men have also endured a torrid pre-season and are plagued with injuries.

“The truth is that having a final in the midst of pre-season is very nice,” said Emery after his side were held 1-1 by AEK Athens in their final warm-up game.

“It excites us and motivates us, but it is also true that we are confronted with adverse circumstances.

“We know the opponent we are facing will demand a lot of us. We will prepare the team for that and, despite the adverse circumstances that we have, we cannot give up.”

Emery has particular problems at centre-back with Nico Pareja definitely ruled out, whilst new recruit Adil Rami, Timothee Kolodziejczak and Daniel Carrico are all doubts.

“I think you can make a case we can play a good game, but if we can recover some of those for that position then I think we will have a better chance,” added Emery.

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Barca into Cup final thanks to Neymar double

Barcelona eased into their fourth Copa del Rey final in five years as they completed a 6-2 aggregate win over Villarreal with a 3-1 win at El Madrigal on Wednesday.

Neymar had missed a penalty in Barca’s 3-1 first leg win three weeks ago, but made amends after just three minutes when he turned home Lionel Messi’s cross.

Jonathan dos Santos gave the hosts hope with an equaliser on the night against his old club, but Villarreal’s chances of a famous comeback faded when Tomas Pina was shown a straight red card for a heavy challenge on Neymar.

Luis Suarez slotted home his 11th goal of the season to make it 2-1 before Neymar rounded off the scoring from Xavi’s cross late on.

However, victory also came at a cost for Barca as Sergio Busquets was stretchered off in the first-half with a high ankle sprain that could keep him sidelined for a significant couple of weeks with the Catalans set to face Real Madrid in La Liga on March 22.

Barca boss Luis Enrique started Javier Mascherano and Suarez despite both being one yellow card away from missing the final and that decision was vindicated inside three minutes as both were involved in the move that let to Neymar’s opener.

The ball eventually found its way to Messi and his tantalising in-swinging cross was looped over Sergio Asenjo by the Brazilian captain.

Villarreal refused to be beaten despite that early setback as Ikechukwu Uche fired into the side-netting, whilst Marc-Andre Ter Stegen denied Luciano Vietto and Denis Cheryshev.

Marcelino’s men finally got their reward when Dos Santos slotted home Jaume Costa’s cross at the back post six minutes before the break.

And Barca suffered a further blow as Busquets had to be stretchered off after Pina stood on his right ankle in the build-up to the goal.

Villarreal’s momentum was lost 20 minutes into the second period, though, when this time Pina was punished for a dangerous challenge on Neymar from behind.

Suarez and Neymar then passed up good chances to make the tie safe with the latter being denied by a fine save from Asenjo.

However, there was nothing the ‘keeper could do to prevent Suarez scoring for the third consecutive game as he latched onto Mascherano’s ball over the top and kept his composure to round Asenjo before rolling the ball into the unguarded net.

And Neymar notched his second of the night with an easy header from another sumptuous cross, this time from Xavi.

Barca will face either Espanyol or Athletic Bilbao, who play later on Wednesday, in the final with the two sides locked at 1-1 after the first leg.

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Barcelona stars in new Qatar airlines advert

Its not a surprise when famous sports personalities are chosen to be brand ambassadors for clothing lines, sports brands, colognes ,deodorants , energy drinks among others.

It wasn’t much of a surprise when Qatar airlines decided to use FC Barcelona’s  Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Neymar, Pique  and Suarez  for an advertisement dubbed  “The FCB Holiday”.

This also coupled by the fact the Qatar airlines re the official sponsors of Barcelona Foootball club.

Critics say that the advertisement isn’t quite what it should be, however we believe everyone has their own taste and we will therefore let you be the judge. Here is the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XeZm-Znkpc

Neymar subbed for own safety, admits Barca boss

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique said he had to substitute two-goal star Neymar to prevent the Brazilian from being injured as his side’s Copa del Rey quarter-final, second leg with Atletico Madrid turned nasty.

The Catalans went through 4-2 on aggregate after coming from behind twice to win 3-2 on the night as Atletico were reduced to nine men and were lucky not to be more harshly punished when Arda Turan was only booked for throwing his boot at an assistant referee.

“The moment arrived when the game had got ugly and we took off Neymar so it didn’t get any more heated,” said Enrique.

“Players ought to be intelligent and know that they are fellow professionals.”

Neymar had already put Atletico’s hopes of reaching the last four to the sword well before he was replaced by Pedro Rodriguez 13 minutes from time.

The Brazilian levelled with his 20th goal of the season after Fernando Torres had brought Atletico level in the tie with a first minute opener.

Raul Garcia then briefly put Atletico back in front from the spot, but Miranda’s own goal made it 2-2 before Neymar pounced again on the counter-attack three minutes before the break.

Atletico captain Gabi was then sent-off at half-time and Mario Suarez was also dismissed as the Spanish champions completely lost their heads after the break.

“Neymar showed the attitude he always does. He is a player with a lot of confidence and helps us all in all phases of the game. Today he was outstanding,” added Enrique.

However, Atletico boss Diego Simeone defended his players despite referee Jesus Gil Manzano showing six yellow cards and two reds to his side during a tempestuous 90 minutes.

“I feel proud of my players. In the first-half they were extraordinary and showed an incredible fight.

“It was very difficult to attack because the ball was bobbling all the time. Barcelona played on the counter-attack, which is rare for them and they did it very well.”

Simeone also accepted the responsibility for his side’s showing after the break as he shut up shop in hope of avoiding a more demoralising scoreline.

“In the second-half due to my decision the team played as you saw, without taking any risks so that they didn’t score.

“I tried to do the best for my club and my players. We played the most convenient way for us. I am the coach and it is what I thought was the right thing to do.”

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Messi, Neymar ease ‘crisis’ Barca towards Cup quarters

Barcelona eased their crisis ridden week with a comprehensive 5-0 thrashing of Elche to all but seal their place in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.

Despite the speculation surrounding his future in recent days, Lionel Messi captained the side on his return to the starting line-up and scored from the penalty spot after goals from Neymar and Luis Suarez had already put the hosts in command.

Jordi Alba added a fourth after the break before Neymar rounded off the scoring in style with a powerful drive from 20 yards out.

Barring a meltdown in the return leg on January 15, Barca will face the winners of the tie between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid in the last eight.

Messi and Neymar were among eight changes made by under fire coach Luis Enrique from the side that lost 1-0 at Real Sociedad on Sunday.

The two South American stars looked keen to make a point to their boss from the off and Neymar was unlucky to see a penalty appeal turned away 10 minutes in when he was bumped to the ground by Damien Suarez.

Dani Alves was then inches away from a spectacular opener as he returned a punch from Elche ‘keeper Przemysław Tyton back towards goal from 30 yards out, but the ball flew just wide.

Neymar also came close when he lifted a wonderful pass by Messi over the onrushing Tyton only to see the ball fly also just beyond the far post.

However, Barca finally made the breakthrough 11 minutes before half-time when an enticing low cross by Suarez was smashed home at the far post by Neymar.

The Uruguayan found the net himself moments later with a brilliant individual effort as he rolled his marker before cutting inside and fooling Tyton with a near post finish.

Messi’s name was chanted regularly by the sparse Camp Nou crowd in a sign of support after a difficult few days for all those at the club, and he added his name to the scoresheet from the spot after Neymar had been upended by Enzo Roco.

The one way traffic continued after the break as another sumptuous pass from Messi freed Alba inside the area to fire low past Tyton to make it 4-0.

Yet, the best was still to come from Enrique’s men when Neymar cut inside onto his favoured right foot and thumped home his second of the night off the underside of the bar from 20 yards.

The Brazilian was denied the chance to grab his second hat-trick of the season, though, as he was replaced by Pedro Rodriguez with 23 minutes remaining after suffering another heavy challenge from Suarez.

Earlier, Sevilla took a big step towards securing their place in the last eight with a 2-1 win at Andalusian rivals Granada.

Goals from Barca loanee Gerard Deulofeu and Kevin Gameiro either side of half-time put the visitors on course to victory, but Lass Bangoura’s injury time strike on his Granada debut gives Joaquin Caparros’s men a ray of hope heading into next week’s return leg at the Sanchez Pizjuan.

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