Tag Archives: FIFA

Oracle Octopus Picks Spain to Win World Cup

Paul, the octopus oracle is predicting Spain will beat Netherlands

Octopus Oracle

Germany’s Octopus oracle Paul is predicting Spain will beat Netherlands in Sunday’s epic FIFA World Cup 2010 Final on July 11 by choosing a winning mussel from two jars in his tank. The mollusc also predicted Germany would beat Uruguay in the consolation contest for the 3rd spot, and that has come true.

Non-official Songs

Non-official Songs for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

Non-official Songs

The non-official song, Oh Africa (Pepsi), is performed by the artist Akon featuring Keri Hilson. The non-official song, Wavin’ Flag (Coca-Cola), is performed by Somalian-born, Canadian-based hip-hop artist K’naan.

Official Anthem and Theme Song

Official Anthem and Theme Song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

Official Anthem and Theme Song

For FIFA World Cup championship, an anthem and a theme song are officially adopted to be used as warm-ups to the event, to accompany the championships during the event and as a souvenir reminder of the events as well as for advertising campaigns leading to the World Cup.

Zakumi Our Favourite Leopard

Official Mascot for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

Official Mascot Zakumi

Official Mascots have come to play a more and more important role in the FIFA World Cup as they represent the fun side of the event. The Official Mascot for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is Zakumi, a leopard, a common animal found in South Africa, with green hair wearing a shirt with the words South Africa 2010.

How to Save Penalty Kicks

Video tutorial on how to save a penalty shot in soccer

Penalty Kicks

For the goalkeeper, a penalty kick really is a no lose situation. The keeper is not expected to make the save, so the pressure is on the shooter (the conversion rate of penalty kicks, at all levels of soccer, is 80-90%). But there are tricks a goalkeeper can use to increase their odds of making the save.

Akon’s Oh Africa Pepsi Ad

Pepsi commercial uses music sung by Akon

FIFA World Cup 2010

Coke is the official sponsor of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, but competitor Pepsi’s brilliant two and a half minute “Oh Africa” is the first World Cup related advertisement to make the viral chart, and portends well for Pepsi’s revamped focus on social media, including YouTube.

Write The Future Nike Ad

Football's future with hidden revelations and images

FIFA World Cup 2010

Nike’s awesome three-minute World Cup video advert titled “Write the Future” seems to be the fans’ one of the best football commercials, with over 17 million views on YouTube despite its recent release on May 17.

Africa’s legend – Roger Milla

Memorable image of Italia 90 - Roger Milla's corner flag dance

Roger Milla

The 38-year-old Cameroon striker, Roger Milla’s post-goal wiggle at the corner post became a memorable image of the 1990 World Cup. He sprinted to the corner flag and raised one hand while holding his waist with the other and shook his hips to the sound of the crowd before dropping to his knees in delight!