Photo Special: World Cup Training

by Kevin Coleman

Franck Ribery’s eyes are firmly on the ball as France train in the Alps….

…but not without a spot of trekking through the snow.

France soccer player Anthony Reveillere (R) shoots during a biathlon practice in the French Alps resort of Tignes May 20, 2010. France gathers for the first part in their World Cup soccer preparation in the French Alps with a week of altitude training.

Eye’s on the prize garcon.

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Ledley King and co are put through their vigours behind the beautiful backdrop of Austria.

The South African players are stretched to their limits.

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Reach for the sky: The Netherlands will be hoping for more of the same from Stekelenburg.

Paraguay's national soccer player Roque Santa Cruz smiles during a training session for the World Cup, in Evian-les-Bains May 20, 2010.

“..and you said what?”: Roque Santa Cruz has a laugh in the Paraguay camp.

Unidentified Ivory Coast's soccer team players get ready for a training session in Montreux May 20, 2010. Ivory Coast will play in Group G against Brazil, Portugal and North Korea at the forthcoming soccer World Cup in South Africa.

“God damn, what size are these?!” Ivory Coast players get ready to train.

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