Another game lost, another girlfriend blamed
For the second time during this World Cup, a fetching young woman is being called out after her boyfriend loused things up on the field.
Spain is smarting badly after losing its first game to Switzerland 1-0 on Wednesday. Though they pressed for the whole match, Switzerland snuck in a goal during a slapstick goalmouth scrum involving ‘keeper Iker Casillas.
Now the Spanish media is piling on Sara Carbonero, Casillas’ TV announcer girlfriend.
Cameras caught Carbonero filming a segment behind the Spanish goal while Casillas warmed up in the pre-game. Though he presumably knows her well enough that he can manage to drive home without wrapping his car around a tree while she sits in the passenger seat, some Spanish fans are convinced that this fleeting glimpse of Carbonero put Casillas off his game.
After the match, Carbonero was asked by her own TV station whether she felt she was to blame.
“Can I destabilize the team?” she wondered. “I think it’s nonsense.”
Guelph’s Elizabeth Minett, the former girlfriend of English goalkeeper Robert Green, will share that sentiment. The British tabs have speculated that Green’s infamous bobble against the USA was the result of heartbreak after being recently dumped by Minett.
After the match, Carbonero proved her professionalism.
Her first question to her boyfriend? “We’ve never lost to Switzerland. What do you think they did well today?”