PUMA News Archive

June 2010

  • Meet the Desert Fox in the Box: Algeria Striker Rafik Djebbour

    June 07, 2010

    It is 24 years since Algeria last qualified for a World Cup and now having done so at the expense of bitter rivals Egypt, the Desert Foxes face the challenge of qualifying from a tough Group C which includes England, Slovenia and the USA. To succeed they'll need the power and goals of AEK Athens striker Rafik Djebbour. Talking exclusively to PUMAFootball following a Les Fennecs training session in Germany, the French-born forward talks frankly about the team's World Cup tactics, the dark side of football and why Wayne Rooney is a typical Algerian!

  • PUMA Speed Trap Goes to New York High Schools

    PUMA Speed Trap Goes to New York High Schools

    June 07, 2010

    Starting today (Monday, June 7) and running through the rest of the week, PUMA will be visiting one high school in each of NYC's five boroughs- and with us, we have the PUMA Speed Trap...

  • The Mighty Proud Desert Foxes

    The Mighty Proud Desert Foxes

    June 05, 2010

    The "1, 2, 3, viva l'Algerie" chant has been following PUMA Football throughout the stay in Herzoganauch with the Algerian team. The Algerian fans have come from near and far to be with their boys before they leave tomorrow for South Africa.

  • The Algerian Team is the Desert Foxes For a Reason

    The Algerian Team is the Desert Foxes For a Reason

    June 03, 2010

    The afternoon training yesterday was high-spirited (maybe shopping has that effect?) We noticed something quite unique about the method the Algerians have to start off to kick-start the training. They played a game in a circle where they passed the ball kicking with the foot. If the ball hits the ground, the one who let it fall gets flicked on the ear by their teammates.

  • Out Shopping with the Desert Foxes!

    June 02, 2010

    When PUMA Football invited the Algerian team to visit the PUMA store in Herzogenaurach, just around the corner from where they are training in preparation for the World Cup - the players leapt at the chance.

  • Ghana's Rising Star

    Ghana's Rising Star

    June 02, 2010

    For those in the know, there's no question that Asamoah Gyan is going to be one of the big names to emerge from the World Cup in South Africa. Earlier this year, the striker fired the Black Stars to the African Cup of Nations final and now he intends to blow apart the defences of Serbia, Germany and Australia in Group E. Laid back as ever when we catch up with him at the Puma Unity Experience in Paris. Gyan talks to PUMAFootball about the great expectations of him, dreams of moving to a big club.

  • Tips for Warm Weather Running

    Tips for Warm Weather Running

    June 02, 2010

    Dehydration, hyperthermia (overheating), hyponatremia (loss of salt), and sunburn: these are just a few of the concerns when running in the heat.

  • To The Tunes of Africa

    To The Tunes of Africa

    June 01, 2010

    After the big Unity game, the concert was next on the schedule. Some of the biggest African and non-African artists, including Tiken Jah Fakoly, Amadou & Mariam, Arthur H, Les Nubians and Amizigh Kateb, were there to celebrate Africa in a free concert at La Cigale, Paris.

  • The Desert Foxes Play in Sunshine - and in Rain

    The Desert Foxes Play in Sunshine - and in Rain

    June 01, 2010

    PUMA Football has finally arrived to Herzogenaurach in Germany. This is where the Desert Foxes of Algeria will train and prepare for the World Cup. Although we should be pretty accustomed to it, we're always amazed by the awesome spirit these teams show.