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adidas Soccer Reveals 2018 FIFA World Cup National Team Home Kits

posted by Oscar November 6, 2017

The countdown to the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia is about to reach just 6 months more to go, so adidas Soccer has given us a glimpse at what some of the teams competing in that spectacle will be sporting next summer.  The Home kits of Germany, Spain, Russia, Japan, Colombia, Argentina and Mexico all revealed, and each one has taken inspiration from iconic shirts from their respective pasts.

The new jersey for FIFA World Cup defending champions Germany is a take on the team’s iconic 1990 shirt. Hosts Russia will be playing in an updated version of their 1988 Olympic Games kit, where the team won Gold. Messi and the rest of Argentina will be competing in an albiceleste shirt that celebrates the federation’s 125-year anniversary, which features an embossed sign-off combined of laurels (incorporated into the stripes) and the number 125.

2010 winners Spain pay homage to their 1994 shirt with a line graphic design consisting of diamonds in red, yellow and blue. Perhaps the best of the bunch, Colombia reminds us of their standout jersey for 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy that boasts a blue and red graphic design on the side of the kit highlighting the Colombian flag colors. Also worth noting is that GK jersey was inspired by René Higuita’s shirt from that ’90 tournament.

Japan incorporates traditional craftsmanship of Sashiko stitching technique for their classic blue shirt that also features hues of red and white as a nod to the national flag. Mexico’s (¡viva!) la verde has a gradient graphic running from the hem towards the chest. Belgium refreshed its 1984 kit with argyle in black yellow and red (the colors of the Belgian flag) with the federation badge in the center.

See the new Home kits below. Continue Reading


Adidas Celebrates Lionel Messi’s 5th Ballon D’Or with Platinum Messi 15

posted by Oscar January 12, 2016

Adidas Platinum Messi 15

It came as no surprise when Argentine footballer, and Barcelona star, Lionel Messi won the 2015 Ballon D’Or award. Messi’s fifth trophy, a record in the sport, for being the best player in the world was very well-deserved, so adidas has taken the moment to honor their signature star with the announcement of the Platinum Messi 15.

The sports giant has presented Messi with a new platinum boot for the ultimate creator, containing real platinum elements, never seen before on a football/soccer boot. According to adidas, here are some of the design features that went into creating the Platinum Messi 15:

The platinum boot design is based on the current in-line Messi15 model and uses pearlescent Argentinian premium leather, enhanced with pure metallic platinum elements. The Messi logo and the adidas logo are both made out of real platinum, and the back of the boot is embossed with four gold and one platinum embellished dots to commemorate Messi’s record haul of Ballon d’Or titles. The Spanish phrase found on the insole of the boot “el más grande de todos los tiempos” means “the greatest of all time”.

See more pictures of special edition boots below. Go to the adidas site to view the whole release and full picture gallery. Continue Reading


Video: FIFA Puskas Award 2015 Nominees Revealed feat. Lionel Messi, Carli Lloyd, Carlos Tevez

posted by Oscar November 6, 2015

As we near the end of the year it’s about the time to look back at the goals that left the world with mouths agape and minds blown. FIFA has officially announced the top 10 goals that are nominated for the 2015 PUSKÁS Award, AKA the award given for the best goal of the year!

Making the list are Messi’s ridiculous goal against Bilbao in the Copa Del Rey final, Alessandro Florenzi and Carli Lloyd’s half-field goals in the Champions League and Women’s World Cup Final, respectively, and Philippe Mexes’ scissor kick in the derby against Inter Milan.

Vote for your favorite here: http://www.fifa.com/ballon-dor/puskas. Check out the individual highlights for each goal below. Continue Reading


Alex Morgan Covers FIFA 16 with Lionel Messi

posted by Oscar July 20, 2015

FIFA 16 Alex Morgan Lionel Messi

The U.S. Women’s National Team continues making history now by way of star forward Alex Morgan becoming the first woman to star on the cover of EA Sports’ FIFA franchise.

Weeks ago brought the news that FIFA 16 will allow users to play as Women’s National Teams for the first time in the FIFA franchise. Players can choose from 12 teams and compete* in Match Day, an Offline Tournament, and Online Friendly Matches.

Available teams: Germany, USA, France, Sweden, England, Brazil, Canada, Australia, Spain, China, Italy, Mexico.

*Women’s National Teams compete exclusively against other Women’s National Teams.

FIFA 16 is due out September 2015 and will be available on PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 3.



New Lionel Messi Boots by adidas: Pibe de Barr10

posted by Oscar March 20, 2015

From the adidas release: “Today adidas unveiled the Pibe de Barr10, inspired by the Barrio of Las Heras, Rosario, where Messi learned to play the game. Designed in collaboration with Rosario-born graphic artist Ignacio Valentini, the Pibe de Barr10 pays tribute to Messi’s childhood. Fusing urban-inspired raw brush strokes with polished sleekness on the synthetic hybrid touch upper, the cleat embodies Leo Messi’s soccer style. The speed traxion stud alignment and outsole are modeled on sprinters’ spikes, to provide the speed and agility to dominate on the pitch. 360˚ DRIBBLETEX coating provides for unprecedented control. In wet or dry conditions, the ball will stick like glue.”

Said Leo Messi:

“I did leave Rosario when I was young, but I still have my people, my neighborhood, and my favorite spots. Pibe de Barr10 have a lot to do with my life, my childhood and a lot to do with me.”

See a gallery of the new boots below. Continue Reading


Video: Lionel Messi Breaks All-Time ‘La Liga’ Scoring Record

posted by Oscar November 22, 2014

It finally happened… Lionel Messi has broken the record for most goals ever in the Spanish league after scoring a hat-trick today against Sevilla. The previous record-holder was Telmo Zarra, who held the record for nearly 60 years after scoring 251 goals throughout his career.

Messi, just 27 years old and with several good years ahead of him, came into this match needing one goal to tie the  historic mark and reached it with a phenomenal free kick. The record-breaking 252nd goal for Messi (seen above) came from a give-and-go play with Neymar that Lio had to slide for to get the ball into the back of the net. The Barça man added one more tonight to extend his tally, and however many goals he makes from now on in league play will be the mark to chase.

See the 251st and 253rd goals below. Go to beIN Sports to see High-Quality videos of the goals. Continue Reading


Best Goals of World Cup 2014

posted by Oscar July 13, 2014

Brazil World Cup 2014 Logo

World Cup 2014 just finished with Germany crowned champions in Brazil over Argentina after a beautiful goal from Mario Götze. But now that we have a new champion, let’s look back at the 10 best goals of this tournament, as chosen by POD, which includes wonder strikes from the best stars from all corners of the world.

See the full list below. Continue Reading


Adidas Unveils Special Birthday Boots for Lionel Messi

posted by Oscar June 24, 2014

Messi Birthday Boots

Today is Lionel Messi’s birthday and adidas has decided to help the phenom celebrate by unveiling a special edition of the boots/shoes the Argentina international sports. Messi first tried on his new boots in training on his 27th birthday today, before closing out group stage play with Argentina tomorrow (June 25th) against Nigeria in Porto Alegre.

The new boots are a birthday edition of the adizeroTM f50 Messi boots with with a new color scheme of green, blue, pink, orange and white, along with the iconic adidas three stripes.

A total of just 27 pairs of the special edition “Messi Birthday Boots” were made – celebrating each year of Messi’s life – with two exclusive signed pairs to be given away on a competition by @teammessi on his birthday.

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Kanye West’s New Song for addidas “The Dream” Campaign for World Cup

posted by Alex May 24, 2014

We’re just weeks away from the biggest show on earth that comes every four years. Why not add one of the world’s most popular entertainers into the mix with the World Cup, right? That’s what adidas did when they brought in Kanye West for their “The Dream” Campaign for the World Cup. There’s no title to the track but we’re thinking it might be called “God Level”. The ad features some of the most exiting futbol players that you’ll catch in this year’s tournament rocking the adidas badge as well as Kanye’s track. Peep it above.


adidas Celebrate Leo Messi´s 371 Goals Record w/ the “Messi 371” Boots

posted by Oscar March 19, 2014

Messi 371

Over the weekend, Lionel Messi broke the record for most goals for FC Barcelona and to help commemorate this occasion, adidas have announced the exclusive and limited edition “Messi 371.” A series of only 371 pairs of adidas adizero f50 Messi boots will be released to celebrate the Argentinian’s record-breaking 371 club goals in all competitions.

For the first time for adidas kicks, each pair will feature a different design on the left and right foot, inspired by Messi´s goal scoring stats, separating the percentage of goals he’s scored with his left foot, right foot and head. The boots also carry the unmistakable Messi boot customisation with the name of his son Thiago and date of birth printed on the side of the product. Each pair will be uniquely numbered #001 – #371.

The limited edition “Messi 371” boots will feature a premium packaging for each of the 371 pairs, including a 20 page commemorative booklet detailing the magnitude of this milestone, selecting five of Messi´s most famous and important goals, with a boot inspired graphical design.

The adidas adizero f50 Messi 371 are available now for purchase in selected adidas retail outlets, associated stockists and via www.adidas.com/messi-collection.

Messi is arguably one of the best players of all time, who’s already won the Ballon d’Or four times along with breaking many records in the process further cements his place in history by scoring 371 goals at FCB at the age of just 26 in just 10 seasons at the top level.

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Adizero IV Lionel Messi Boot, by adidas

posted by Oscar February 17, 2014

Adidas Adizero Messi Official

German sportswear powerhouse adidas has brought to light the newest boots that Argentina and FC Barcelona star, Lionel Messi will be wearing. The new boots feature four different colors: solar green, pink, solar zest and solar blue.

The new colorway has been incorporated for Messi to wear leading up to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, where he’ll be sporting a special white/blue Argentina colorway in his quest to his first world title.

See more pics in the gallery below. Continue Reading


“Chicharito” Covers FIFA 14 with Lionel Messi

posted by Oscar June 29, 2013

FIFA 14 North America

Mexico star Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez joins Messi on the FIFA 14 cover for USA & Mexico! The Mexican striker who plays for Manchester United, has scored 50 goals in all competitions for the English club and 35 goals for the senior Mexican National Team.

Pre-order your copy of FIFA 14 now: http://bit.ly/19F9vsj