One Way To Get Americans to Like Soccer

Europe is all abuzz about the Euro Cup Championship that is currently being played, the fans have been boisterous (and hot) and finding a myriad of ways to have fun. Case in point, the heated match yesterday between two Austrian and German teams in preparation for the national teams’ real game to be played today. The game yesterday featured a 10-5 win for the Austrian team, but the usual exchange of uniforms after the game was simply not possible. That’s because this was a match between the two nations’ women’s topless soccer teams.

With a “sizable” media presence and a mostly male audience, the ladies battled it out in their full glory. And obviously, “the match was organized by a chat room website.”

Wearing only thongs and body paint colored to their country’s flag, the women played a spirited, if not well-skilled game on the beach.

“I was supposed to hold the balls but I really have no idea how to do that,” said German keeper Jana Bach, who, after making this statement was swarmed by 12,000 men with offers to help her learn proper ball holding technique.

“They might have to work on their technique a bit but it was definitely a rather pleasant game to watch and a very nice version of the ‘beautiful game’,” commented spectator Rolf Hansen.

h/t to Reuters for the photos
(Stick around after the jump for some NSFW more shots from the game)

Check out a few more in the gallery here.

20 Responses to “One Way To Get Americans to Like Soccer”

  1. 1 youppi
    June 16, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    go red team!

  2. 2 Sonik
    June 16, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    We need this in Brazil ^^

  3. 3 rafael
    June 16, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    go boobs!

  4. 4 Brazilian
    June 16, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    “We need this in Brazil”[2]

  5. 5 cmajor7
    June 16, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Hell, from what I’ve read, you *have* this in Brazil.

  6. 6 Jake
    June 16, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    This definitely isn’t what people had in mind when Title IX was instated…

  7. June 17, 2008 at 12:25 am

    Funny, never really liked soccer, but i suddenly had the will to watch a match. =P

  8. 8 Enna
    June 17, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    This is all kinds of awesome.

  9. June 17, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Even an American could enjoy this brand of soccer.

  10. June 18, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Awesome! I loved the part about people offering to help with her ball holding technique.

  11. 11 shatraw
    June 18, 2008 at 12:11 pm


  12. 12 hokeez
    June 18, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    this kind of futball is ALMOST as good as our football

  13. 13 Jenn
    June 19, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    As a large-breasted soccer player, I would never qualify for this team. Shucks!

  14. 14 Douglas
    June 19, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    veja isto !!!

  15. 15 Victor
    June 25, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    “We need this in Brazil”[3]

  16. 16 Mallandru
    June 29, 2008 at 12:14 am

    we need this in Brazil. [4] LOL

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