No matter where in the world Salma Hayek will be this Sunday, June 27, you can bet she won't be far from a television tuned to the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The "Grown Ups" star from Mexico will be cheering on her home country squad as they take on Argentina in the first round of the knockout portion of the international soccer tournament. The Mexican team held its own during group play, kicking off the tournament with a draw against host country South Africa before knocking out the French and dropping a thrilling game against Honduras. They take on an Argentina team that steamrolled through the group games, registering dominating wins against Nigeria, South Korea and Greece in the process.
This Sunday's match isn't actually a cut-and-dried pick for Hayek, who also has allegiances to Argentina. "I'm such a huge fan of their team, and they have my favorite player in the World Cup: Lionel Messi," she told MTV News on the red carpet at the premiere of "Grown Ups" earlier this week. "I'm 100 percent for Mexico, but the Argentinians are such an extraordinary team."
Hayek recognizes that it will be a struggle for Mexico, but she believes in her home country's team. "I'm all the way for Mexico," she said. "We might need a miracle from the Virgin of Guadalupe, but I believe!" Even if Mexico doesn't advance past Argentina, Hayek can take solace in the fact that Mexico seems to be a lock to advance in the MTV World Cup of Rock.
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