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Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Revealing Look At Football (Wink, Wink)

Written By: Nani Hapa—Ivory Coast's Didier Drogba (left) and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo (right)—two of football's biggest (and arguably best) stars—proudly represent the World Cup, "the planet's biggest sports event" on the June cover of Vanity Fair. Inside the pages of Vanity Fair, you will find more football stars including Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o and Ghana’s Sulley Muntari. In a revealing look at the significance of the World Cup (excuse the pun, but they are wearing flags and little else), Vanity Fair attempts to relate football to its American audience explaining, "In America, these men might not enjoy the same name recognition as the stars of the N.F.L.—that game that we call football—but for most of the planet, they are more than just showstoppers. They are gods."

For more information, visit and if you're interested in learning more about and following the World Cup from the vantage point that only Vanity Fair can give you, check out Fair Play, a football blog created by the magazine.

(Photo Credits: Annie Leibovitz For Vanity Fair)


Anonymous said...

Hiya, I will be picking up this copy of Vanity Fair--they seem to have a love affair with Africa; anyone else remember their Africa issues a few years back when they had a number of different covers with different Africans and others interested in Africa on the cover?