Category Archives: Football

18Jul/23

Penalties, passes, and a touch of politics: the Women’s World Cup is about to kick off

David Rowe, Western Sydney University

The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off this Thursday night, the first football world cup hosted by Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

New Zealand opens the tournament by taking on Norway in Auckland, while Australia’s Matildas will play Ireland in front of an anticipated 80,000 fans at a sold out Stadium Australia in Sydney.

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11Jul/23

Barbara Banda is a Tumbuka

July 11, 2023 /Sports/ — Barbara Banda is a Zambian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Chinese club Shanghai Shengli and the Zambia women’s national team. She is the all-time top scorer for the Copper Queens, with 58 goals in 64 appearances.

Banda is a Tumbuka, a Bantu ethnic group that is found in eastern Zambia and Malawi. She was born in Kabwe, Zambia, and grew up in a rural village. She began playing football at a young age, and her talent was quickly recognized. She was selected to play for the Zambia national team at the age of 15. Continue reading

23Jun/23

“The Messi Experience”: An interactive multimedia experience inspired by Leo Messi’s career will be on Tour around the world

The immersive journey, “The Messi Experience, A Dream Come True,” will debut in early 2024. It will then continue to visit all continents around the world over the next years. It will be produced and co-created by Primo Entertainment, the renowned mass events production company based in the United States, along with Moment Factory, the international multimedia entertainment studio based in Montreal. Continue reading

14Jun/23

Copper Queens, have a chance to win the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023

June 14, 2023 /Sports/ — The Zambia ladies’ football team, nicknamed the Copper Queens, have a chance to win the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023. The team has been on a recent rise, winning the COSAFA Women’s Championship in 2019 and 2020, and the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations. They are led by star striker Barbra Banda, who is the all-time leading scorer for the Zambian national team.

The USA is the defending World Cup champion and is considered the favorite to win again in 2023. However, the Copper Queens have shown that they can compete with the best teams in the world. They have a strong defense and a potent attack, and they are led by a talented group of players. Continue reading

10Jun/23

OKX-Manchester City Partnership on the Pitch in Istanbul

OKX, a world-leading Web3 technology company and Official Cryptocurrency Exchange Partner of Manchester City Football Club is proud to support the club as it reaches a historic Final in Istanbul, Türkiye tomorrow, on 10 June. Manchester City players will wear the OKX Training Kit before the match at Atatürk Olympic Stadium, where they will face off against Inter Milan. Continue reading

25May/23

Ronaldinho is in Zambia

May 25, 2023 /Sport/ — Ronaldinho is in Zambia to play in an exhibition match against the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations winning squad. The match will be played on May 26, 2023, at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka. Ronaldinho is a former Barcelona player and one of the most famous footballers in the world. He is expected to draw a large crowd to the match. The match is being organized by Kings of Africa Sports, a company that promotes football in Africa. The company hopes that the match will help to raise the profile of football in Zambia and attract more investment in the sport. Continue reading

23May/23

Racism has relegated La Liga to EPL

May, 23 2023 — La Liga, officially known as LaLiga Santander for sponsorship reasons, is the men’s top professional football division of the Spanish football league system. Administered by the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional, it is contested by 20 teams, with the three lowest-placed teams at the end of each season being relegated to the Segunda División and replaced by the top two teams and a play-off winner in that division. Continue reading

23May/23

The controversy surrounding Vinicius Jr’s dance

May 22, 2023 /Sport/ — Vinicius Jr’s dance is controversial because some people have interpreted it as a sign of disrespect to the opposition. They argue that it is unsportsmanlike to celebrate a goal by dancing in front of the opposition fans. Others have defended Vinicius’ dance, saying that it is simply a way for him to express his joy and excitement after scoring a goal. They argue that there is nothing wrong with celebrating a goal in a creative and expressive way. Continue reading

23May/23

If Vinicius were to leave Real Madrid, it would be a major blow to Spanish football

22 May 2023 /Sport/ –Vinicius Junior is one of the most promising young players in the world. He is only 22 years old, but he has already established himself as a key player for Real Madrid. He is fast, skillful, and has a bright future ahead of him. Continue reading

22May/23

PepsiCo and UEFA Unveil a Series of Innovative Sustainable Food & Beverage Practices at the 2023 UEFA Champions League Finals

PepsiCo, in partnership with UEFA (Union of European Football Association), is finding innovative ways to achieve the goal of making UEFA Champions League Finals zero waste to landfill by 2026, through the power of its brands, Pepsi, Lay’s, Doritos and Gatorade. At the Women’s UCL Final at PSV Stadium in Eindhoven on June 3, and the UCL Final at Istanbul’s Atatürk Olympic Stadium on June 10, PepsiCo and UEFA are implementing circular economy practices centered around the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle), to minimize the impact of football on the environment and drive resource efficiencies. Continue reading