Image Credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty ImagesThe 2010 FIFA World Cup begins tomorrow in South Africa. All 64 matches will air live on ESPN, ESPN2, or ABC. You’ll find the TV schedule here. Rumblings have begun around our office about Saturday’s England vs. USA match (2 p.m. ET, ABC), but really, my excitement didn’t build until a friend sent me the link to Swoonworthy’s World Cup Starting 11 (All-Nations Edition) — a list of the Beautiful Game’s hottest men. “The research was intense and grueling. Not a single World Cup squad or player was skipped. That’s right: I considered every single player. So with 23 men on 32 teams, that’s … more math than I can muster,” the site says. I, for one, would like to thank it for doing all that leg work. (Pause as I stop to think about soccer stars’ thighs. And, I’m back.) Now, I have a reason to get up at 7 a.m. Tuesday to watch New Zealand vs. Slovakia — Slovakian defender Ján Durica (pictured).
Do you agree with Swoonworthy’s list? What aspect of the World Cup do you find most entertaining? (We’re pondering an Angry Coach Watch.)