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The FIFA World Cup Trophy Travels In Style

When you’re made of 18-karat gold and malachite, only the best travel accommodations will do. A classic monogram Louis Vuitton trunk functions as the home of the FIFA World Cup trophy as it travels to the games in South Africa. [Paris, 6/1/10] Keep reading »

Cristiano Ronaldo And Didier Drogba Make Vanity Fair Worth Reading

You know, sometimes I get Vanity Fair in the mail and I’m all, “Yawwwwwn.” And then I put it on my coffee table so I look smart and cultured to guests but never actually read it. That will not be the case with the June issue of the magazine. That issue — featuring a plethora of soccer/football hotties, like Cristiano Ronaldo and Didier Drogba — will get a coveted spot above my toilet, where I keep the mags I want to pour over in depth when I’m taking a bath. Drool. See more photos here and then watch these fellas in action when the World Cup starts next month. [Vanity Fair] Keep reading »

A Cheap Way To Celebrate The World Cup

With the 19th World Cup tournament quickly approaching, soccer fans have South Africa and their favorite “football” teams on their mind. While a lucky few will travel down to see the monumental occasion in person, others will have to rely on daydreams to satisfy their cravings. So, Havaianas decided to embrace this huge sports moment with a 17-piece collection of limited-edition 2010 World Cup-inspired flip-flops. The flip-flops are available for sale on the Havaianas website for only $24. If you’re depressed that plane tickets and admission to the sporting event are out of your budget, here’s a cheap and easy way to show your support. They’d also make a great present for your soccer-loving boyfriend. [Brash] Keep reading »

Quick Video: Gisele Sells Soccer, Her Legs


The FIFA World Cup is coming up and someone had a brilliant advertising idea to get people watching: hot women. Totally original, we know. But how else do you explain a mini dress-clad Gisele Bundchen repping the games? Yeah, she’s Brazilian and probably actually likes soccer, but clearly the real hope is that, when love of the sport itself fails, love of Gisele’s legs might save the day. [Modelinia] Keep reading »

Makeup For Soccer Lovers

Soccer fans will know that the FIFA World Cup touches down in Africa in a mere two and a half months, bringing with it an army of hot, athletic men. And while sports and makeup don’t usually come together terribly well — we’ve all seen the girl who wears full makeup to the gym — on this glorious occasion, they do. EDUN and Sephora have teamed up to create two limited-edition makeup palettes in honor of South Africa, the tourney’s lovely host. The lighter palette seems pretty easy to work into your makeup routine, and the crazier colors can be used sparingly or, as Style.com points out, as face paint for truly hardcore soccer fans. Pop by Sephora for a piece of the glory this May. [Style.com] Keep reading »

2010 World Cup Could Result In An Increase In HIV

As South Africa prepares to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the country is getting some attention for some not-so-positive news. Along with a high number of rapes, the country has long struggled to keep HIV/AIDS in check. With tourists pouring in for the huge soccer competition next June, the health minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, expressed concerns that the influx could lead to an increase in cases:

“2010 is going to come with good things but it may also come with dangerous things….I mean, we will be having lots of visitors here… we know there will be lots of visitors who come here for sex, you can’t hide that. It happens and what will be the effects on this country?”

South Africa is home to the world’s largest AIDS epidemic, with about 5.7 million people infected with HIV. Hosting the World Cup is huge for South Africa and could be very beneficial. Hopefully, tourists visiting the country will practice safe sex if watching soccer isn’t enough activity for them; no one wants to take home a virus as their souvenir. [Reuters] Keep reading »

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