PUMA News Archive


August 2010

  • Winners of the PUMA Mascot Design Competition

    Winners of the PUMA Mascot Design Competition

    August 25, 2010

    Ahead of the 2010 tournaments, the PUMA Mascot Design competition invited students at selected universities in Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana and Tunisia to create a mascot design symbolizing their national team and the perception of football in their country.  The students were inspired by joy, hope, pride, honor, and glory to produce either a sculpture, picture, or painting.  Selecting winners from so many beautiful and inspiring entries was extremely difficult, and we would like to thank all of the fans who shared with us their vision of what their national team means to them, and how to reflect this in a mascot. We are pleased and proud to present the chosen winners for each participating country.

June 2010

  • Gil Azzurri and American Footballs

    Gil Azzurri and American Footballs

    June 14, 2010

    Only two touches inside the penalty box before scoring. Now our football hearts might be slightly inked with Azzurri blue, but think it's safe to say that Paraguay's 1-0 lead came as a surprise. But the great World Champions weren't here to lose, and less than ten minutes into second half, De Rossi showed that he just might be a worthy ancestor of Rome (Totti), and Italy. Despite several chances the result stood tall when the final whistle blew. But biggest setback wasn't the draw for the Italians - longtime hero, Buffon went out in halftime due to a hamstring injury. Really hope it was just precaution and he's fit again soon.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

May 2010

  • Living Legends United

    Living Legends United

    May 29, 2010

    The mood was wonderful behind the stadium, as the players from Ivory Coast, Ghana and Cameroon got together before the big Unity Game.

    They might be rivals in two weeks,  but none of that could be seen when they got together and goofed around like kids.