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.
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.
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.
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.
Papercraft, also called paper models or card models, is a form of crafting in which sheets of heavy paper, paperboard, or card stock are used to create three dimensional objects such as designer toys, models or sculptures. Some people refer to papercraft as pepakura, in an homage to the large Japanese papercrafting community.
Official World Cup posters were introduced in 1930 when the first World Cup was held. But the first official emblem showed up in 1950 for the tournament in Brazil. An emblem is designed to ensure the unique identity of each tournament.
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.
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.
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.