Football fantasies: ST's dreamiest dream team

Football fantasies: ST's dreamiest dream team
Italy's midfielder Claudio Marchisio eyes the ball during a training session at "Portobello Resort" on June 16, 2014 in Mangaratiba during the 2014 FIFA football World Cup. Italy face Costa Rica in their second group E match in Recife on June 20.

1 CLAUDIO MARCHISIO

Team: Italy

Current club: Juventus

(Italy) Position: Midfielder

Stats: 28 years old, 1.79m

Romantic status: Married to former tennis player Roberta Sinopoli with two children.

In a nutshell: Blue-eyed, chiselled, all-round gorgeousness.

If you get to go on a date with him...: Visit Florence. Look at art, holding hands with a walking work of art. Bliss out.

2 XABI ALONSO

Team: Spain

Current club: Real Madrid

Position: Midfielder

Stats: 32 years old, 1.83m

Romantic status: Married to actress Nagore Aramburu with three children.

In a nutshell: A strong manly jaw, topped with piercing eyes.

If you get to go on a date with him...: Be sensitive. His team has been eliminated. Let him drown his sorrows in sangria. Let him rest his head on your shoulder.

3 EZEQUIEL LAVEZZI

Team: Argentina

Current club: Paris Saint-Germain

Position: Forward

Stats: 29 years old, 1.73m

Romantic status: In a relationship with model Yanina Screpante

In a nutshell: Movie-star looks

If you get to go on a date with him...: Spend a day on a beach. Study his tattoos at leisure, including one of his football hero, Diego Maradona, on his torso.

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