PUMA Football News Archive

July 2010

June 2010

  • Guaraníes Beat the Samurai Blues in the World Cup's First Penalty Shoot-out

    Guaraníes Beat the Samurai Blues in the World Cup's First Penalty Shoot-out

    June 29, 2010

    So eventually it came: the mandatory World Cup penalty shoot-out. What players and teams fear the most in a knockout game. Doesn't matter from then who played the best football over 90 minutes, who had the best chances, most chances, who should have won and ultimately who deserved to win. From there on, football is at its most chance-moment ever. Anything can happen, and it usually does.

  • La Furia Roja proved to be too tough for the Selecção das Quinas

    La Furia Roja proved to be too tough for the Selecção das Quinas

    June 29, 2010

    It was the battle of Europe. Two of the best teams in the world that just happened to be neighboring countries met in the Iberian Derby, the game deciding who snitches the last spot for the quarterfinals. Some of the best players on the planet knew that a loss meant packing your bags and go home, regardless how talented you are.

  • The Oranje is Starting to Look Pretty Darn Lekker!

    The Oranje is Starting to Look Pretty Darn Lekker!

    June 28, 2010

    Before this game, the Dutch players had started talking about the chance of winning the World Cup. "We might have the best national side ever," proclaimed striker van Persie and captain van Bronckhorst and it felt bold. After all it's a bold statement from "the best national team that has never won the World Cup" (silver '74 and '78) and with living legends like the de Boer brothers, Kluivert, Bergkamp, Cocu and of course, creator of the best football ever invented, Mr. Johann "Total Football" Cruyff it is kind of, yes, bold. Bold but not foolish. Because this Dutch side has grown and shown that they just might be ready for the task.

  • Seleção Shows Another Level

    Seleção Shows Another Level

    June 28, 2010

    Brazil picked it up and showed that they're real contenders for the title. Facing Chile, who has impressed the most of us, we hoped for an even game with two attacking sides going non-stop. And we kind of got one. It was two attacking sides but it wasn't all that even. Like Spain, Brazil is the perhaps worst team Chile could meet- they're simply too good and won't get surprised by the quick Chileans because they simply out-quick them and dictate the pace themselves.

  • Goodbye, Auf Wiedersehen Three Lions, and Congratulations, Glückwünsche Die Manschafte

    Goodbye, Auf Wiedersehen Three Lions, and Congratulations, Glückwünsche Die Manschafte

    June 27, 2010

    Germany dominated the game and is deservedly in the quarterfinals, but it isn't hard to feel for England.