Since ESPN has deployed senior anchor Bob Ley and invested millions to make sure Americans don’t continue the time-honored tradition of ignoring soccer at least until the World Cup passes, we here at After Action will drink the Kool-Aid and try to find a couple military connections to the festivities down in South Africa.
Still searching for that inevitable U.S. military member connected to the U.S. national team or the pre-game speech by a Green Beret. But until then, we will turn our attention across the pond to some comical photos of the Portugal national team including fancy boy (and regrettably the second-best player in the world) Christiano Ronaldo applying some face paint and training with the Portugal Air Force.
Now, a few Marines or soldiers might snicker at the thought of any sports team turning to the Air Force for fitness guidance. And to no one’s real surprise it looks from these shots taken at the end of May by the AP that the training regimen doesn’t look too strenuous.
Enjoy, and we promise to have more U.S. national team updates soon. OK, I’ll admit it. ESPN did it. I’m legitimately excited for the World Cup. Anytime we can prove our dominance over those English nancy boys is an oppurtunity worth taking.
More photos after the jump.