PUMA Social News Archive


November 2011

  • The Story Behind The New African Football Kits

    The Story Behind The New African Football Kits

    November 08, 2011

    Yesterday, we proudly introduced our new African football kits to the world at the Design Museum, London! But, there’s a fascinating story behind the jerseys which began way before they reached the iconic venue!

June 2010

  • USA's Comeback and Algeria's Historic Achievement!

    USA's Comeback and Algeria's Historic Achievement!

    June 18, 2010

    USA did what no other team has accomplished in the World Cup since Ivory Coast against Serbia-Montenegro in 2006: coming back from 2 goals down as they drew against Slovenia. But it should have been a win, right? Still a bit puzzled why Edu's last goal was ruled out. At halftime, no much looked in USA's favor after two very nice goals from Slovenia, but it was a different United States that entered the pitch in the second half. A US that went for goals, played really well and showed admirable team spirit. A draw might have been fair over 90-minutes because Slovenia, with just above 2 million citizens and one World Cup appearance (2002 ending in 3 defeats), has really proved themselves a worthy challenger.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.