Gaetine Thiney, 25, plus Elodie Thomis, 24, and Corine Franco, 27, said they posed provocatively for the pictures which appear in Sunday's edition of Bild to spark controversy and generate publicity. The trio posed for the pictures under the motto: "Is this how we should show up before you come to our games? Fresh from their hammering of Canada last week, in which Thiney scored twice and Thomis also netted, the trio said they want to draw attention to their sport and create some debate of the women's game. The French star also praised hosts Germany, who have won the last two World Cups, where she says the women's game is far more advanced than in her country. But Thiney said it was important the French players now back up the attention-seeking pictures off the pitch with success on the field.
A friendly match against Japan in Wellington was billed as a celebration Big things were expected of players who were no longer burdened by a build-up that had traditionally included hours cramped in cattle class as they journeyed from their European and US professional clubs. It was not the fact of a defeat but more that acting under instructions from their Austrian coach, Andreas Heraf, the Football Ferns parked something more akin to a jumbo jet than a bus in front of goal. It was a return to the dark ages. Heraf was unrepentant.
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O n the morning of 23 January Gustav Hartmann burst through the door of a Vienna apartment in search of an old friend. He found him, lying naked alongside his unconscious lover. Matthias Sindelar, Der Papierene , the greatest footballer in Austrian history, shining star of the Wunderteam , the forward fulcrum around whom a ground-breaking new style of play wowed Europe in the early s, was dead. He was The most prosaic explanation is the most likely — carbon monoxide poisoning due to a blocked chimney flue was the cause of death recorded on the police report both for Sindelar and, a few hours later, his partner Camilla Castagnola.
VIENNA Reuters - People in Vienna have flocked to an art exhibition on male nudity which sparked controversy before it opened this month with posters of three naked football players across the Austrian capital. More than 1, people - on some days more than twice that - have visited the museum daily since the exhibition started on October 19, Pokorny said. Due to run until January 28, the exhibition is designed to show how the depiction of male nudity has evolved in art history.