This FIFA World Cup has shaped up to be quite interesting and controversial — and no, I am not referring to the poor calls of FIFA officials or the somewhat debatable red cards. I’m talking about the women behind the white lines who are making the headlines.
First there was the absurd accusation from the Spanish media blaming the beautiful reporter/girlfriend of Spanish goaltender Iker Casillas for distracting her beau and ultimately contributing to Spain’s heartbreaking loss to Switzerland. Right. I am sure it was hard enough for Sara Carbonero to watch her boyfriend’s team get defeated, let alone having to professionally interview him about it afterwards.
And now there is a different woman making headlines, but this time for much different reasons. Paraguayan lingerie model Larissa Riquelme (above) has publicly stated that if Paraguay wins the World Cup she will run through the streets of her home country naked — well, body-painted in the colors of her country, of course. The 24-year-old model and her, um, assets have come out to support her home team and she has definitely made quite an impact.
Riquelme’s titillating pledge comes after the original promise by Paraguayan coach Gerardo Martino (right) that if his team wins the Cup he will streak nude through the city streets.
And seeing that Paraguay has advanced to the quarterfinals, it seems as though the whole nation has something to look forward to.
Of course, this solves a huge dilemma that many people faced yesterday: now that Ronaldo‘s gone, who’s left to cheer for?