World Cup Buzz Archives for January 2010

Buy United States World Cup Home Jersey: Now Available

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Nike today officially launched the new US home shirt for the 2010 World Cup at a media event in New York City which featured Walter Bahr, the legendary American soccer player who played in the 1950 match against England when they won 1-0 in the biggest shock in World Cup history.

The USA World Cup home shirt is now available to order.

Coca-Cola Launches Quest TV Commercial for World Cup 2010

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Coca-Cola has launched "Quest," the third TV commercial from the soft drink company to promote its brand during the World Cup.

"This is the third ad in the series called 'Quest' and features the animated adventure of an African boy. It will run on TV in a handful of markets but has primarily been designed for use digitally.

Top 10 Best World Cup TV Commercials

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I'm a sucker for good marketing, and I've got to admit, the early advertising for this summer's World Cup has me fired up.

Let's have a look at some of the strongest ads so far:


I like this one because it conveys the simple message that this planet spins differently during the World Cup.

World Cup On TV: Where To Find It

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If you're like me, you've already had the calendar out to plan the family vacations.

And, since you're reading this, there's a good chance that when and where World Cup games are going to be on TV plays a key role in your travel plans.

For U.S. viewers, it breaks down like this:

Friday, June 11

Group A – (Johannesburg) South Africa vs.

BBC World Cup Team Taking Shape – What Will ITV Give Us?

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The Usual Team Will Be Joined By Some Special Guests

Fans in Britain looking forward to the up and coming World Cup were delighted today to hear the BBC announce their World Cup coverage team. One of the most respected players to never play in the Premiership by England fans, Clarence Seedorf, will be in the presence of former world cup winner and a man familiar to many Tottenham fans, Jurgen Kilnsmann.

Why the USA Won’t Beat England

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The Country Will Be Watching

I've been watching and reading a few things from America the past few months and it seems that the States is really excited for this up coming world cup. I remember watching the Colbert Report where Colbert was talking to one of the soccer pundits about America's chances (the name escapes me unfortunately) and everyone seemed really confident that the USA could do it this summer.

FIFA, adidas Unveil Ball to be Used in World Cup Final

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The World Cup is golden, and now the ball used in the final will be as well.

FIFA and adidas unveiled the JO'BULANI on Tuesday, a tribute version of the JABULANI ball that will be used for the other matches in South Africa this summer.

According to the press release, "the name JO'BULANI is inspired by the name JABULANI, meaning "to celebrate" in isiZulu, one of the eleven official languages of the Republic of South Africa, and which is spoken by almost 25 percent of the population.

ESPN Sets Spending Record for 2010 World Cup

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If the 2010 World cup doesn't become a huge ratings success for ESPN, it won't be from a lack of effort.

ESPN Executive Vice President John Skipper admitted recently that the network has spent more money on the World Cup than any other sporting event it has ever covered.

On the surface, this may not seem like a big deal.

Coca-Cola World Cup 2010 TV Commercial Starring Roger Milla

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Coca-Cola has launched its commercial for the 2010 World Cup which features Cameroon star Roger Milla.

Entitled "History Of Celebration," the commercial highlights the dance by Milla from the 1990 World Cup and how he started a trend of World Cup stars coming up with creative dances after they score a goal in the biggest tournament on earth.

Puma World Cup TV Commercial: Journey Of Football

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Puma has released a TV commercial to promote its brand for the 2010 World Cup. And it is, without a doubt, my favorite World Cup commercial of all that I have seen so far.

"The spot is homage to the soul of the game of football. Shot on location in Angola, Ghana and The Ivory Coast and soundtracked by ‘Going On' by Gnarls Barkley, it features PUMA players Samuel Eto'o, Gervinho, Emmanuel Eboue and Mohammed Zidan," according to magazine Cretique.

Shake Some Noise for the England Boys This Summer

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Mainstream America Not Prepared For World Cup 2010 Shock

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Mainstream America is in for a massive surprise this summer. While most of us are well aware of how much bigger soccer is in this country thanks to the explosion of the Internet, the news hasn't reached Mainstreet USA.

Most average Americans still think they live in a country where soccer is third world sport.

What Can We Expect From Lippi And The Azzurri?

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A Lot To Mull Over For Marcelo

Italians are commonly referred to as feisty and passionate people, and if the past two decades of Serie A is anything to go by, where footballing matters are regularly debated in the Italian Parliament, then it's clear that these labels are justified.