PUMA News Archive

World Cup Round Up

August 2011

  • World Cup Warm Up Summary: 6th August

    World Cup Warm Up Summary: 6th August

    August 07, 2011

    The August internationals gave coaches an opportunity to run the rule over their squad and presented players with the last chance to stake their claim for a spot in the tournament squad.

    Here’s our exclusive round-up of the matches featuring the cream of PUMA Rugby stars!

June 2011

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.

  • 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.