PUMA News Archive

World Cup Round Up

June 2010

  • 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.

  • A Crucial Decision, a Slip-up and a Great Performance

    June 27, 2010

    We had barely grasped the last goal-not-goal situation in the England-Germany game when the referees managed to put themselves in focus yet again.

  • The First World Champions, Uruguay, are Playing Quarterfinals Once Again

    The First World Champions, Uruguay, are Playing Quarterfinals Once Again

    June 26, 2010

    Headlines usually surround Diego Forlan when talking about Uruguay but today another kid wrote them. Boom. Boom. With two goals (last one incredibly beautiful) Luis Suárez made sure La Celeste did what they have not accomplished since 1970 and advanced to the quarterfinals.

  • For a Nation, a Continent and the World & Ghana Won for All

    For a Nation, a Continent and the World & Ghana Won for All

    June 26, 2010

    Hooray Africa! Ghana continues to impress the world and carry Africa forward. Their first test on their path of accomplishing the impossible (bah!) was the mega-hyped USA - a team that has managed to get a usually not-so-football-frenzied nation to go absolute berserk. A team that has been down in every game so far but managed to come back every time.

  • The World Champions are Unbelievably Out After an Absolutely Unbelievable Game

    The World Champions are Unbelievably Out After an Absolutely Unbelievable Game

    June 24, 2010

    Arrivederci Italia. It feels way too soon to bid farewell and continue without you, but it is a sad truth and the World Cup will go on. The game can pretty much be summarized in the thrilling second half, when the Italian's pulled themselves together and their play looked immensely better than the first.

  • Ghana Carries Africa onto the Final 16!

    Ghana Carries Africa onto the Final 16!

    June 23, 2010

    This was exactly what Africa needed. One of the previously least expected African teams to qualify from the group stages today secured a spot in the knock out stages.

  • Some Goodbyes and Congratulations are in Order!!

    Some Goodbyes and Congratulations are in Order!!

    June 22, 2010

    The last round of Group A actually turned out to be quite dramatic after all. Many talked about it as though it was all over even before it began. All Mexico and Uruguay had to do was share the points and they would both go through. But with the potential opponent of Argentina coming second in the group, this game was not going to be friendly by any means, and both teams went for victory.

  • Portugal's Exhibition, Switzerland Sets New Record and Yet Lost, but are Still in the Game!

    Portugal's Exhibition, Switzerland Sets New Record and Yet Lost, but are Still in the Game!

    June 21, 2010

    We'll start with the rock 'n' roll show Portugal showed earlier today. North Korea came out on the pitch ready to show that their first performance wasn't sheer coincidence. And they did - first half was all right. Then, boom, Portugal scored the first goal - when scoring first in the World Cup they have always won the game. And...

  • Caramba España

    Caramba España

    June 21, 2010

    Today was the day for the European Champions to show that their setback against Switzerland was a unique occurrence. So they did what they did last time. In short: a lot of ball possession and an offensive strategy that seemed to sum up to - attack, attack and attack, with enough goal opportunities they should come out as winners.