World Cup Balls often make headlines, with the last mode, the jabulani, being an infamous enemy for goalkeepers throughout the tournament – now we meet the 2014 World Cup’s match ball, the Brazuca.
Nike, the official supplier to the Barclay’s Premier League, Serie A and La Liga, has unveiled the new Ordem football, its most innovative, technologically advanced and aerodynamically tuned ball to date.
After the final whistle at an ecstatic Stade de France, members of the French National Team – Franck Ribery, Blaise Matuidi, Yohan Cabaye and Raphael Varane – unveiled the new French National Team home kit to be worn in Brasil next year. Combining the best in performance innovation with insightful design details, the new French kit captures the innate style and national pride of France with a sophisticated look.
The final instalment of the “England Matters” video series features behind the scenes footage from the senior International England football team’s 4-1 win over Montenegro and 2-0 victory over Poland en route to World Cup qualification.
adidas and the Japan Football Association (JFA) are proud to release the new official home uniform for the Japan National Football Team, as the squad prepares to compete in the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.
Today, adidas is proud to present the kit to be worn by the Colombian national team for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.
Today, adidas and the Mexican Football Federation announce the official on-pitch presentation of the National Team’s uniform, during its FIFA World Cup Qualifier match against Panama at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, Mexico.
One of football’s most iconic faces has been immortalised to preserve the magnificent Mo of Chris Kamara. In a world’s first, one of Movember’s major partners, Gillette, has revealed the ‘unbelievable’ concept of preserving his Mo and inspiring future generations of gentleman.
Fans of the excitable broadcaster are faced with a new-look ‘Kammy’ for the month of Movember after he parted, with a heavy heart, from the moustache that has accompanied him for almost four decades. The now legendary broadcaster went under the razor at the Gillette Mo Gents United clubhouse in central London on the eve of Movember to help raise awareness for men’s health issues.
Kammy and his revered Mo underwent a careful shaving procedure to ensure that not a hair was lost. An expert in molds and casts was on hand to capture a cast of the moustache before its departure from Kammy’s face, with the hair later being reapplied to a recreation of the lower part of his face. Kammy has now been set the task of regrowing his magnificent Mo before his legion of adoring fans go spare with sorrow over the loss of his famously furry upper lip.
With the Ultimate Sporting Mo immortalised for eternity, Gillette and Kammy have yet to decide where this unique piece of art would be best kept so are calling on the public for their suggestions. Whether it be on a mantelpiece, in a clubhouse or even something more unique, let Gillette know your suggestions by Friday 22nd November via its Twitter handle @GilletteUK. After this date, the best suggestion will be picked by Kammy and the winning idea brought to life to safeguard both the Mo and the gentlemanly spirit that it symbolises.
Kammy said, “My Mo has been around for nearly as long as me – I think I began growing it when I was five, and it means the world to me, so I was keen to team up with Gillette to lend my support to Movember this year and raise awareness for men’s health issues. Whilst it was an unbelievably heartbreaking experience to see my Mo disappear from my upper lip, I live safe in the knowledge that it has received the recognition it deserves. All I ask is that the new owner looks after my dear old Mo and keeps me up to date on how my Mo’s faring from time to time.”
Gillette Brand Manager Jared Regan said “Gillette is a brand synonymous with sport so it makes sense that this year in support of our partners Movember that we immortalise the Ultimate Sporting Mo. We want to inspire a new generation of sportsmen who value being a gentleman and there’s no better way to do that then preserving the Mo of one of sport’s great gentlemen.”
Gillette is bringing the sporting spirit to Movember for a splendid hat trick of team camaraderie, champion lip pitches and raising an astounding amount of money for men’s health. Support our team, Mo Gents United, at www.mogentsunited.co.uk.
adidas today launched the Samba Collection, Brazilian inspired football boots aimed at celebrating the vibrancy and exuberance of the World Cup host nation. For the first time ever, as part of the Samba Collection adidas has released a new boot from each of its four boot ranges, adizero™ f50, predator®, nitrocharge™ and 11pro, with an array of new bright, exciting colourways. Each boot has been designed with its own distinct identity and cutting edge technology, inspiring the next generation of footballer.