Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Holland defeat Spain, Germany and Brazil to lift lingerie World Cup as former Dutch international Andy van der Meyde referees

With the World Cup just weeks away, the lingerie version of the tournament took place on Saturday.

A host of scantliy-clad beauties represented their countries at the competition and the lucky referee was former Holland international Andy van der Meyde.

The ex-Everton wideman officiated the games in his home nation and appeared to enjoy the role as he laughed and joked with the players.

All smiles: Players pose for a photo following the Lingerie World Cup which took place on Saturday
Your call: Former Everton wideman Andy van der Meyde refereed the tournament

Defensive wall: Van der Meyde referees a game involving the Dutch, who went onto win the tournament

Safe pair of hands: The former Dutch international speaks with one of the goalkeepers

Havign signed for Everton from Inter Milan in 2005 after the Blues finished fourth, Van der Meyde, now 34, stuggled during his four-year spell at Goodison Park and made just 20 appearances in four years on Merseyside.

Women from Brazil, Germany, Spain, Germny, Italy, South Korea, Algeria and Russia took part in the 4-a-side competition last weekend as hosts Holland claimed victory.

Robin van Persie and co will be hoping to repeat the feat achieved by their female compatriots at this summer's World Cup.

Holland, managed by Louis van Gaal who will take charge of Manchester United following the tournament in Brazil, face Chile, Australia and current World champions in Spain in Group B.

On the spot: Supporters look on as one of the Dutch participants prepares to take a penalty
Under pressure: Another players places the ball down on the spot during the 4-a-side competition

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