Spanish actress and supermodel

Esther Cañadas (born on March 1, 1977 in Alicante, Costa Blanca) is a Spanish actress and supermodel.
she and Agelina Jolie are competition together.

Early professional career
Originally, Esther did not want to become a model. She initially wanted to pursue a career as a criminologist, but after much convincing by her mother, she tried modeling out while she was still in school.
Esther signed her first contract with the Take 2 Agency after winning a local competition for a teen magazine. She represented her country in a model search and was sent to South Africa. She then moved to Barcelona on her own to begin working. When she started modeling, she felt that it was nothing more than a job and something new to try, but she eventually realized that it was what she really wanted to do.

Path to supermodel status
She moved to New York in 1996, where it took only two days for her to get booked by twenty designers. Her modeling career took off from then on. The various advertisements she has appeared in include: Atelier Versace, J Crew, Mossimo, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Victoria's Secret. She is probably most known, however, for her appearances in DKNY ads. She has graced the cover of ELLE Spain, Mademoiselle, Marie Claire Italy, Mondo Uomo, as well as Vogue Spain -- all in 1997.
Esther has walked down the catwalk at many designer fashion shows, including shows for Calvin Klein, D&G, DKNY, Oscar de la Renta, Richard Tyler, Todd Oldham, Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Versace, and Givenchy -- just to name a few.
She is extreamly talented and her modeling career is very high, she and Agelina Jolie are competition together.

Other professions and personal life
When she's not strutting her stuff down the runway, appearing in advertisements, or jet setting to the fashion capitals of the world, she finds the time to involve herself in charity events as well as act in films. Esther made her feature film debut with an appearance in 1999's action/romance The Thomas Crown Affair, starring Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo.
Esther is definitely a natural beauty, admitting that she doesn't diet or exercise regularly. According to her, modeling has given her the opportunity to travel around the world, although the life of a model can get lonely from all the moving around. She refers to this loneliness by explaining that "the often solitary lifestyle demands an inner strength."
Evidently not living in solitude, Esther recently married Dutch model Mark Vanderloo in 1999.

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Spain national football team

Spain dreaming of brighter futureIt would be fair to say that Spain's qualifying campaign for the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™ was not their most spectacular. In fact, it was only after an emphatic 5-1 win over Slovakia in the first leg of the play-offs that their place in the finals looked secure and their fans could breath a collective sigh of relief.

When Luis Aragones's side were drawn in Group 7 alongside Serbia and Montenegro, San Marino, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Lithuania, few thought they would have much difficulty topping their group. However no one told that to the Serbo-Montenegrins, who surprised almost everyone by winning the group. Though Spain remained unbeaten, they drew too many games to take top spot, with the points dropped in their two draws against Bosnia-Herzegovina and away in Lithuania proving costly.

And so the Iberians had to sweat it out a bit longer with a two-legged play-off against the up-and-coming Slovakians, who had finished ahead of Russia in Group 3. The Spanish finally did justice to their favourites' billing in the first leg, when an inspired Luis Garcia practically destroyed the visitors single-handedly. A hat-trick by the Liverpool man plus a goal apiece from Fernando Morientes and Fernando Torres left Slovakia's dream in tatters. A 1-1 draw in the return leg four days later merely rubber-stamped Spain's passport to the finals.
Spain did not taste defeat once during the period between Aragones's arrival as national team coach in summer 2004 and the close of 2005, posting six wins and six draws in official games. Yet while they remained unbeaten, they did struggle to finish off opponents, due in no small part to their strikers' inability to put away their chances.

Germany 2006 will be Spain's eighth consecutive appearance at the FIFA World Cup finals. They last missed out in 1974, when coincidentally the tournament was also held on German soil. However, international honours have so far proved elusive for la selección, their one tournament triumph coming more than 40 years ago at the 1964 UEFA European Championship. Their best result at a FIFA World Cup was back at Brazil 1950, where they finished fourth. Luck often seems to desert the Spanish, especially at the last-16 stage, where they fell at USA 94 and again at Korea/Japan 2002, the latter time on penalties.
The arrival of Aragones brought with it changes in team selection. The veteran coach revitalised his squad by bringing in new blood and wasted no time instilling his own philosophy – "control the ball and you control the game" – in his new players. To realise his goals, the coach handed midfield duties to playmakers Xavi and Xabi Alonso and anchorman David Albelda, who little by little have been forging a better understanding.

The last third of the field is the domain of strikers Raul Gonzalez and El Niño Torres. The pair contributed ten of Spain’s 25 qualifying goals (play-offs included), both scoring at opportune moments to prove that their undeniable finishing skills can never be discounted. Should either of the two be lacking in inspiration, Aragones knows that he also has potent attacking options in Morientes and Garcia. The young Iker Casillas, already a veteran of many campaigns, remains the undisputed first-choice in goal, and the coach has good options in defence, among them the tireless Michel Salgado on the right, central defenders Carles Puyol and Sergio Ramos and the incisive left-back Asier del Horno.

Perhaps the greatest worry for Aragones is his younger players' lack of maturity and competitive experience. He knows that this can only be put right over time, although few would argue that their progress to date under Aragones has not been noteworthy. On taking the job, he promised to guide the team to the finals in Germany. No sooner had he achieved this objective than he set himself an even tougher challenge: to lead Spain to a first ever FIFA World Cup Final.
Backing him all the way is his captain Raul, who said: "In the nine years that I've been with the national team, I've never seen so many quality players. We're going to this World Cup to win it."

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Raul & Guti's wives

Guti & Arantxa
In fall 2001 Guti and the spanish model Arantxa de Benito got married. She gave birth to a baby-girl named Zaira in December 2000 and a boy named Aitor in January 2002. The pair seperated in spring 2003.

Raul & Mamen
Raul got married to his Mamen in June 1999. Mamen Sanz is a spanish supermodel. They met each other in a bar in Madrid that Raul ownes and where Mamen worked as a waitress. She gave birth to the pair's first son Jorge in February 2000, who was named after Rauls discoverer Jorge Valdano. In November 2002 their 2nd son Hugo saw the light of day. Perhaps a new Hugol? The pair was said to have troubles and even a break was in speculations. But he still kisses his ring of marriage after every goal he scores and they have been seen out together again.

María del Carmen Redondo Sanz (born 23 June 1976 in Madrid), mostly known as Mamen Sanz, is a Spanish model, wife of Raúl, captain of Real Madrid and the Spanish national team. She married on 1 July 1999 and have 4 young sons: Jorge (25 February 2000), Hugo (20 November 2002) and twins Héctor and Mateo (17 November 2005). Mamen has many famous friends in Spain, one of them being also a beautiful model married to a footballer: Helen Svedin wife of Luis Figo great friend on and off the pitch with Raúl. She lives in Madrid and her height is 1'79cm (5'10")
Raúl dedicates every goal he scores to his wife by kissing his wedding ring each time he finds the back of the net.

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Ronaldo clim sexually woman

Ronaldo rape allegation 'fantasy' Manchester United footballer Cristiano Ronaldo's agent has strongly denied a claim that the player raped a woman in a London hotel. The Portuguese international was released on Wednesday night after being questioned about a claim that a woman was sexually assaulted on 2 October. Jorge Mendes said in a statement that the allegation was the "product of imagination and fantasy". Police confirmed a man in his 20s had been released pending more inquiries.

Penthouse suite Mr Mendes said the accusation was "totally and categorically repudiated" and that "investigations will demonstrate, these charges are not based on any credible facts". Ronaldo, 20, voluntarily went to a police station in Manchester and was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police's specialist Sapphire team. He was questioned for several hours about allegations made by a woman that she was raped in the penthouse suite of a hotel the day after Manchester United played Fulham. A man in his 30s also kept an appointment at the police station, but has not been arrested.

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Figo's private life

Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo (born November 4, 1972 in Lisbon, Portugal) is a Portuguese international footballer, who plays as a midfielder and winger, currently for Inter Milan. Figo was the 2000 European Footballer of the Year and 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year, known for his exceptional trickery and dribbling skills at either wing (though he predominantly plays on the right). He was one of the footballers to have played for the Spanish rival clubs FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Luís Figo started his career at Sporting Lisbon, a club which developed many other great Portuguese players. He won his first senior international cap in 1991; prior to that, he won the Under-20 World Championships and Under-16 European Championships with Portugal junior sides, a significant part of the nation's so called 'Golden Generation' in football, alongside compatriot, Rui Costa. In 1995, Figo looked poised to join one of the big clubs of Europe, but a dispute between Italian clubs Juventus F.C. and Parma, Figo having signed contracts with both clubs, resulted in an Italian 2-year transfer ban on Figo, effectively stopping any moves to Italy. However, the situation was eventually resolved for Figo, with a move to Spanish club FC Barcelona, under coach Johan Cruyff, and within four years he became a fan-favourite, captain and symbol of the Catalan side.

Already a great winger at the beginning of his career, Figo eventually became one of the best players in the world. His dazzling dribbling and the amazing amount of assists (Figo states that he enjoys assisting as much as scoring) assured him success and fame all over the world. Figo is recognized for his versatility throughout the pitch.In 2000 his transfer to Barcelona's arch-rival, Real Madrid, for a record-breaking 56 million dollars only intensified the great animosity between the two clubs. The move was very hurtful to Barcelona supporters especially after he spent the summer swearing he would not transfer to Madrid. He went from being one of the most cherished players in Catalonia to being the most hated one. There was a short-lived website devoted to insult "judas Figo", which shows how much the fans were hurt. He missed his highly anticipated first return to the Nou Camp due to injury; in 2002, Barcelona's ground was almost closed after objects were thrown at Figo, while massive chants calling him Pesetero (which can be roughly translated to mercenary) echoed in the stadium; and finally, during the final match of Euro 2004 between Greece and Portugal, a Barça fan known as Jimmy Jump ran across the field and threw a FC Barcelona flag at Figo in an apparent act of defiance.

Despite the niggling detractors and all the critics' cries that he was a vastly 'overrated' player, Figo played out some of the best attacking football ever seen in both an individual and in his Real Madrid team. It was not hard to see why though, given that Figo was one of the linchpins at the heart of an ever increasing star studded squad that included Zinedine Zidane, Roberto Carlos, Ronaldo, and Raúl González, and dubbed the 'Greatest Club in the World' first, and then, officially crowned as the 'Club of the Century' by FIFA in the year he joined. Alongside his equally illustrious team mates, Real Madrid with Figo at the core swept the titles for the next three years under coach Vicente Del Bosque.
On August 18, 2004, Figo announced that he would "take a break" from international football. In April 2005 he announced to be ready to return, as he was sidelined in Real Madrid, and the next month Luiz Felipe Scolari announced he would talk to him about his return. He agreed to return on 13 May and resumed his international career in the match between Portugal and Slovakia on June 4. This received mixed feelings from Portuguese fans: some saw his return as fixing something that should not have happened, others were fearful of the "concessions" Scolari made to bring him back.

Helen Svedin (or Swedin) is a Swedish model. She is married to Portuguese footballer Luis Figo and has three children by him, named Daniela, Martina, and Stella. They presently live in Milan, Italy.

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Influx of Prostitutes

Concerns Over Projected Influx of Prostitutes For World Cup

Germany is braced for an influx of not only three million football fans to next year's World Cup but also thousands of illegal sex workers from eastern Europe.
Fears have been voiced by women's groups, church leaders and trade unionists that up to 40,000 women from eastern Europe could be smuggled into Germany to work as prostitutes during the tournament that takes place in 12 cities in June and July.

"It goes without saying that the World Cup is a great opportunity to make money," said Katharina Cetin, an official at the Hydra prostitute advice center in Berlin. "We expect some great revenues. It'll be good business."

But there are fears that many of the women who end up working in the sex trade at the 2006 World Cup will have been coerced into prostitution or duped by criminal gangs.

Solwodi, an organization that comes to the aid of women in difficulty, said that many of the illegal prostitutes would come into the country recruited under false pretences, attracted by offers of jobs as baby-sitters, bar workers or waitresses.

"We don't know exactly how many women could be forced into prostituting themselves," said Brunhilde Raiser, head of the national council of women in Germany that has launched a campaign dubbed "red card to forced prostitution."

"But what is sure is that prostitution will increase enormously," Raiser said.

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France player's wives

Beautiful wife: reason for bad players, see you!!!

Beatrice Trezeguet
Young France and Juventus striker David Trezeguet shows up with his gorgeous wife Beatrice.

Linda Evangelista (born May 10, 1965 in St. Catharines, Ontario) is a Canadian supermodel.
Linda was born to Italian parents and was raised in a working class, traditional Catholic family . She is 5'9½" (1.77 m) tall and her natural hair colour is dark brown. She knew she wanted to become a model when she was 12 years old. She got into the modeling industry when she was discovered by a talent agent at the 1978 Miss Teen Niagara Contest. She later moved to New York City and signed with Elite Model Management there. She then moved to Paris, France to further her career. She has also appeared in music videos with George Michael.
Apparently, to France, to marry eccentric French goalkeeper Fabien Barthez, who now plays in the South of France. Hmmmm...

Smells lovely
Thierry Henry's girlfriend can't wait to get a reaction out of her famous French footballer.

Zidane's wife, Veronique, a former dancer and model, is of Christian origin, a Frenchwoman of Spanish ancestry; married in 1993, they have four sons named Enzo, Luca, Théo and Elyaz.

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