David Beckham proves he is football royalty as he meets Princes William and Harry in South Africa.
In the absence of England WAGs, we can instead take pleasure from this bevvy of beauties - selected from the Danish camp.
The Dutch get their hands on the World Cup - albeit a cheap imitation. Mind you, given they have already qualified for the second round, the real thing may yet end up in Oranje hands.
One man certain not to be lifting the trophy is Achille Emana, pictured above contemplating the rest of the summer back in Cameroon after his side crashed out of the competition.
This Ghana fan may be staying out in South Africa a while longer though - the Black Stars went clear at the top of Group D after a 1-1 draw with Australia.
Socceroo Carl Valeri feels the full force of the Jabulani as it hits him in the face in that stalemate against Ghana.
Dirk Kuyt attempts a spectacular overhead kick against South Korea. Needless to say, he didn't score.
Cristiano Ronaldo may not have lit up Portugal's first game, but he can still afford a smile for the cameras in training.
More bad news for France - vuvuzelas are being imported to the country in their bucket loads. They may even become the instrument of choice for French unions protesting government pension reforms.