Tag Archives: Association football

13Jun/21

Hard Rock International Begins Year-Long 50th Anniversary Celebration By Announcing Partnership With Lionel Messi

Since opening the doors of the first Hard Rock Cafe in London in 1971, Hard Rock International has established itself as one of the most globally recognized companies in the world. The brand is kicking off its anniversary celebrations by unveiling a new partnership with soccer legend Lionel Messi, who will serve as brand ambassador for the next five years, becoming the first athlete to partner with Hard Rock. Continue reading

26May/21

OPPO’s Ramadan 2021 Campaign Featuring MEA Ambassador Football Star Mo Salah Captures the Hearts of Millions of UAE Fans

Global technology brand OPPO’s #CaptureTheSpirit Ramadan campaign, held in collaboration with the brand’s MEA Ambassador Egyptian football legend Mohamed Salah, has seen millions of fans from the UAE and beyond flood its social media platforms. Posting creative, nostalgic photos and videos, OPPO aficionados reminisced about their favourite moments from the most special of all occasions for consumers in the Middle East region. Continue reading

16Feb/21

Noma Medical Crisis: African Football Legends Launch Appeal For Donations To Save “Children Without Faces”

Though it affects more than 140,000 children each year, noma remains a little-known disease among the general public. Derived from the Greek word “nomein,” meaning “to devour,” the disease destroys the face, resulting in the death of the child in 90% of cases. In order to fight this scourge, in 2019, former footballer Roger Milla set up the Noma Fund association. Together with former internationals such as Joseph-Antoine Bell, François Omam-Biyik, Patrick Mboma, Rigobert Song, and Jacques Songo’o, he is today launching a global appeal for donations to save the lives of those called “the children without faces.” Contininue reading

09Feb/21

Lay’s® Kicks Off 2021 Global UEFA Champions League Campaign

LIONEL MESSI, PAUL POGBA AND LIEKE MARTENS BRING MATCH-DAY JOY HOME IN NEW CAMPAIGN

NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today the world’s number one snack brand, Lay’s®, premieres a new global campaign centered on uniting and bringing joy to people around the world through football. The 2021 effort in support of the brand’s largest global platform – Men’s UEFA Champions League and UEFA Women’s football – leads with the very best in players, sport, and of course, snacks. Continue reading

14Nov/17

Italy out of World Cup after 1-0 aggregate loss to Sweden

MILAN, ITALY (NOVEMBER 13, 2017) (REUTERS) – Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after being held to a 0-0 home draw on Monday (November 13) by a defiant Sweden, who booked a place at next year’s finals in Russia with a 1-0 aggregate win. Continue reading

11Nov/17

Hope Solo alleges in a Portuguese newspaper that Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (JANUARY 7, 2013) (REUTERS) – Former U.S. women’s soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo has alleged in a Portuguese newspaper article that former FIFA president Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her. Continue reading

23Oct/17

Ronaldo retains FIFA award for world’s best player

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (OCTOBER 23, 2017) (FIFA) – Real Madrid’s Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned the best soccer player in the world for the second year running at FIFA’s The Best awards gala on Monday (October 23). Continue reading

19Oct/17

FA under fire from MPs after apologies to women players

FA Chief Executive Martin Glenn apologises to Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence after a report concluded the players were subject to discriminatory remarks by their former manager.
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01Sep/17

Value for money? UK soccer’s £1.4 bln splurge

UK Premier League soccer clubs have eclipsed the record for the amount spent during the summer transfer window, splashing out a record £1.4 billion – an average of £71 million for each club. Kate King takes a look at whether they’re spending within their means. Continue reading

01Sep/17

Former England captain Wayne Rooney charged with drink-driving offence

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (MAY 10, 2017) (REUTERS) – Former England captain Wayne Rooney has been charged with a drink-driving offence, Cheshire police said in a statement on Friday (September 1). Continue reading