Top 10 Football Photos From The ‘International Weekend’

Chris Wright

5th, September 2011


By Chris Wright

Pies’ pick of the ten (don’t count them, we know there’s eleven!) best snaps from this weekend’s international footballing action from arooooouuund the glooooobe…

Martin Skrtel airs his considerable ink after Slovakia’s 0-0 draw with the Republic of Ireland in Dublin

During a training session in Calcutta, Lionel Messi pulls – what we believe the kids would call – a bit of a ‘derp face’

England fans drape a flag on the Soviet Army Monument opposite the Vasil Levski Stadium in Sofia, Bulgaria

Michal Kadlec’s ill-gotten penalty hits the back of the net to chalk up a late equaliser (2-2) for the Czech Republic against Scotland at Hampden Park

US Virgin Islands keeper Carlos Claxton sits dejected on the pitch after Haiti had just put their sixth unanswered goal past him in Port-au-Prince

Silhouetted Albanian supporters light flares before the start of their Euro 2012 qualifier against France in Tirana

Giampaolo Pazzini and Andrea Ranocchia enjoy some Isotonic japery during Italy’s pre-Slovenia training session at the Coverciano sports center near Florence

Peephole Pringle: Philipp Lahm removes his shredded jersey during Germany’s 6-2 drubbing of Austria on Friday night

Your guess is as good as mine as to what’s going on in this goal-mouth still from Israel qualifier against Greece in Tel Aviv

After becoming the first side to qualify for Polkraine 2012 on Friday, Germany warm down with a few ‘eye-level crotch scissors’

Ronaldinho talks to a friend following a training session ahead of Brazil’s friendly against Ghana at Craven Cottage tonight

Photos: PA