PUMA News Archive

June 2010

  • Interview with Paolo Ferreira

    June 13, 2010

    On Drogba's importance to Ivory Coast:

    Drogba is obviously so important to Ivory Coast, he scores many goals for them and he would be a loss for any team in the World if he is not fit. I know him so well from Chelsea, and have so much respect for his ability and his impact on the pitch. He is so strong. But of course they have other players who can fill in for him, and while he will be a loss for them if he doesn't play, the team is not about one player and we have to be wary of so many of their other players when we meet them. But of course I hope that he doesn?t play when we meet him, it would be much better for us!

  • We Won for Africa!

    We Won for Africa!

    June 13, 2010

    A perfect penalty kick and boom. The first goal from a forward in this World Cup was made. A quite ecstatic game-hero, Asamoah Gyan, tried to sum it up after the game. "It's not just for Ghana, this victory was for Africa, I hope whole Africa is behind us". Pretty sure they are, Gyan.

  • First Day Summary!

    June 12, 2010

    Goals ? Check

    More than one ? Check

    Were they both stunning goals ? Check

  • Day Two Had It All!

    June 12, 2010

    We should be stunned. Perplexed and baffled. But we're hardly shocked. Not when it comes to goalies and England. They're single-handedly behind some of the most impressive individual mistakes a player can make. Now we all know the goalie's situation is very, very different from the other players, his actions are almost always more important and will be closer looked at, evaluated, and judged, than anyone else on the pitch. A striker can hit seven air balls but a goalie can't afford to miss once.

  • Interview with Nemanja Vidic

    June 12, 2010

    On Serbia's Preparations:

    We didn't have a great result against New Zealand, it was very disappointing and we have thought a lot about the mistakes we made, which is obviously very important to be able to improve our performances. We have been working hard to pick up our fitness, and eliminate these mistakes so we can achieve some good form in the tournament. It's much better for us to lose in the friendlies than in the World Cup!

  • History was Made Instantly at the Historical World Cup

    History was Made Instantly at the Historical World Cup

    June 11, 2010

    Yes. It has begun. PUMAFootball went with many more crazy football aficionados and watched the game at PUMA City in New York. We all knew it was going to be epic, all they had to do was have kick-off and this World Cup was already making history. The first time ever the World Cup is being played on African soil. A symbol and message that is perhaps bigger than football itself.

  • PUMA's Sprint Your Halls Off visits NYC!

    PUMA's Sprint Your Halls Off visits NYC!

    June 11, 2010

    Sprint Your Halls Off (SYHO) is back, only this time, we're hitting up The Big Apple.  From June 14th-17th, PUMA's Sprint Your Halls Off challenge, presented by Paragon Sports, will be visiting fresh and innovative NYC companies.

  • Les Fennecs are Off to Africa

    Les Fennecs are Off to Africa

    June 09, 2010

    Leaving Germany for the flight to South Africa with the Algeria team felt momentous. The Desert Foxes all seemed to be equally focused and excited. Everyone cheered when the plane that was decorated for the occasion, cruised up to the jet way for boarding.

  • PUMA to Use EcoOrthoLite Insoles to Enhance Performance and Lifestyles Footwear Lines

    PUMA to Use EcoOrthoLite Insoles to Enhance Performance and Lifestyles Footwear Lines

    June 09, 2010

    PUMA has partnered with OrthoLite, the leader of open cell foam insoles, to incorporate EcoOrthoLite insole technology into their range of performance and lifestyle footwear lines.