World Cup 2014

Mondiali Impossibili – World Cup Time Travel

Every World Cup tournament causes us to recall finals gone by. With Brazil giving us one of the most memorable competitions in recent history, new Italian online magazine Marte.com has transported some of the protaganists of the current World Cup into classic iconic pictures from past editions with the help of digital artist Antonella Iozzolino.

Nike Australia World Cup kit

Nike have revealed the new Socceroos kit for the 2014 World Cup paying tribute to Australia’s first tournament team of 1974 and with obvious comparisons to current hosts Brazil.

Brazil Home Shirt – Nike Creative Director

Nike Creative Director Martin Lotti discusses the technological advancements in the new Brazil World Cup 2014 home shirt, including considered design, the Nike Pro Combat Baselayer system and the graphic on the neck – a collaboration with Brazilian designer Bruno Big.

Adidas Germany World Cup 2014 Shirt

Adidas continue to turn out top class kits in preparation for the World Cup in Brazil next summer. Next up is Adi Dassler’s native Germany.

Adidas Mexico World Cup 2014 Shirt

An up close look at Mexico’s World Cup 2014 Shirt by Adidas. The German sportswear company keep churning out the quality kits in anticipation of the football feast in Brazil next year.

Germany, Trap, and Bohemian Pepsidy

Ahead of Ireland’s clash with Germany in Cologne, Ron Ullrich of the cult German football magazine 11freunde.de examines Giovanni Trapattoni’s impact in Munich and the far from unanimous support for current national team coach Joachim Löw.

Passage of Play: Noel King

“It’s a football match. Every kid, every adult, you go to a football match and you try to win the game. That’s all I know and that’s my mission: to try and win the game”
– Interim coach Noel King has impressed since taking temporary charge of the Irish team.

World Cup Draw

Davey Blackett is illustrating a different footballer every day up to next year’s World Cup kicking off on June 12. His Irish contingent is growing with Roy Keane, Liam Brady, and the latest additions, George Best, Paul McGrath, and Robbie Keane.