Here’s more backstory to the post that I put up the other day. Now, everything makes sense.
Oh man. The smell of football is in the air! Champions League finals this Saturday. World Cup in less than a month! It’s GO TIME!!
In 1998, Nike Football revolutionized the landscape with the launch of their Mercurial boot. Emphasizing speed and quickness, nine generations later the Mercurial line of boots can be seen on the feet of the fastest players in the world. With 2010 being a monumental World Cup year, Nike Stadiums launches its latest campaign titled “Heroes of Speed” which feature both past and present wearers of the iconic Mercurial boot. The highlights of the campaign are a series of animated shorts created by Danijel Zezelj. For a full look, head over to Heroes of Speed.
Diddy is looking to get involved with the UK football club, Crystal Palace FC. Smart man. Someone’s definitely telling him about the growing popularity of football. To read more, check out The Sun.
1. South Africa versus Mexico – June 11
Looking only at the teams involved, this fixture isn’t one that catches the eye. But the opening match to the tournament is one for which the entire continent of Africa has waited too long, especially after narrowly missing out on hosting the 2006 edition.
There figures to be some captivating players on display as well, with South Africa’s Steven Pienaar and Mexico’s Giovani Dos Santos expected to grace the stage. But most eyes will be on the hosts. No host country has ever failed to make it out of the first round, and South Africa will be keen to get off to a good start.
He’s the guy you love to hate. When Mario Balotelli first came around a year or two ago I hated the guy. His arrogance is disgusting and his attitude problem makes you want to hit him. But this past year, I’ve watched him play more and more. I can honestly now say I actually like the guy. Strange considering he plays for my city rivals. But he has raw talent and will be an asset to the Italian National team one day. Here’s an article about the guy that I thought hit my sentiments on the nose.
Here are photos courtesy of FreshnessMag.
A friend of mine came across this video of various soccer stars showing their skills….BLINDFOLDED! It’s pretty amusing and funny all at the same time.
If you haven’t gotten to play FIFA 10 yet please do. And step your game up. Because mine is unbeatable. Holla at me!