By MH Staff - Posted on 12th June 2014
With a Pink Right and Blue Left Boot, PUMA Tricks is Made for the Unbelievable. These Footballing stars would agree:
1 Cesc Fabregas
Cesc joined Arsenal in 2003 from Barcelona where he became the club's youngest ever goalscorer. He broke into the first team at the start of the 2004/05 season and became captain in 2008. He was Arsenal's most important player but the allure of a return to Barcelona proved too strong and in August 2011 he returned to Barcelona, his home. Being apart of the current World champions, Cesc will surely hope to retain the the title of 'worlds best team' with Spain. Cesc is accompanied by a legendary midfield outfit with the likes of Iniesta, Xavi and Alonso. The players to look out for though are Pedro and Negredo who have taken over the attacking roles from lacklustre duo Torres and Villa. Will he and the powerful Spanish giants be able to make it two in a row?
2 Sergio Aguero
Argentina's scoring sensation, nicknamed "Kun", has played an important role in Manchester City's current victory in the Barclays Premier League this season. Even though he was stricken with injuries throughout it he still managed 28 goals in all competitions. Argentina are lucky to have him fit again for the up and coming World Cup. Playing with fellow country men and the World's most talented player, Lionel Messi, Argentina will look to take the cup from neighbours and host nation Brazil. Other top class footballers to look out for are Carlos Tevez, Javier Mascherano and Angel Di Maria, all of them on top of their game with some of Europe’s leading clubs.
3 Yaya Toure
Where would Manchester City be without their Ivorian talisman? Yaya has demolished the midfield of any game this season with his flare, skill and hunger for goals. Being the Premier Leagues third top goal scorer, as a midfielder, is really an outstanding achievement. Yaya joins his fellow teammates of Ivory Coast, one out of the four African teams in the tournament this year, and hopefully will boost them out of the group stages for once. As much as he is a great player he is joined by the likes of powerhouse Dideir Drogba in attack and his brother Kolo Toure in defence. They are an African team to look out for.
4 Asamoah Gyan
Ghana, another African team to feature this year again in the World Cup, boasts an array of talent. From veterans Michael Essien and Sulley Muntari to prime time players like Kevin-Prince Boateng, Ghana seemed poised on showing the world what they are made of. Gyan will play an important role by spear heading their attack force upfront. He has featured as a player in what some say is the toughest league in the world, the BPL, with Sunderland two seasons ago but now plays for Al Ain. Can the Black Stars make an African impact this year around?
5 Radamel Falcao
The 28-year-old Monaco player has not played since sustaining anterior cruciate ligament damage in January. But has been called up to man the Columbian side at the World Cup after his miraculous recovery. He moved from Atletico Madrid last year and has already been linked, by rumour thou, to top English sides like Chelsea and City. He can use both feet and is imperious in the air despite only being 5' 10''. He also boasts pace, technique and an unerring coolness in front of goal that has seen comparisons drawn with the Brazilian Ronaldo. As well as Falcao, the Colombians can also count on the experience of defensive duo Mario Yepes and Luis Perea at the back, as well as the creativity of attacking midfielder James Rodriguez and the goalscoring instinct of Teo Gutierrez. Can Falcao help his national team and show the world, and Brazil, that maybe he is just better than host legend Ronaldo?
6 Christian Rodriguez
Rodríguez transferred from Porto, where he remained for four seasons, to Atletico Madrid . His spell with the Porto is the most decorated of his career to date, having amassed a total of ten titles, including a Treble in 2011.That year was special for him on the international stage, as well, when Uruguay lifted silverware at the Copa América. Winning ways continued at Atlético, where he has, thus far, added a UEFA Super Cup and a Copa del Rey to the tally. The Uruguayan however is somewhat overshadowed by national team mate Luis Suarez whom will be joining him at the World Cup this year. Suarez has had the best season of his life. Picking up numerous awards such as PFA, Golden Boot and Player of the year with English club Liverpool. Yet he won't be walking alone this world cup as Uruguay have a lot to prove on the world stage.
7 Gianluigi Buffon
Captain and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is the only survivor from their 2006 triumph in Germany along with Andrea Pirlo. Nicknamed "Superman" his legendary presence has seen Italy achieve great things on the world stage. Drawn in a group with tough opponents England, Buffon will need to be wearing his mighty goal stopping gloves and show the world why he is one of the best keepers out there. He has played many years for Juventus and with his experience and talent on the world stage he might help the Italians do something amazing this year around.
8 Marco Reus
Youngster Marco Reus has just gotten better and better with Germany. The Germans have finished runners-up four times, in 1966, 1982, 1986 and 2002, and came third on four occasions, in 1934 and 1970, and at the last two finals in 2006 and 2010. No other team has played more matches (99) or scored more goals (222) at the FIFA World Cup finals. Marco plays his club football with his home town team Dortmund, a team with only Bayern Munich above them, and shines brightly in midfield. He was instrumental in Dortmund's UEFA season last year and he will certainly have an impact at the World Cup. He is joined by players such as former Real Madrid starlet Mesut Ozil, who now laces his boots at Arsenal and was just 21 when he thrilled the crowds at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Thomas Muller won the adidas Golden Boot and was named Best Young Player at the 2010 finals and youngsters Andre Schurrle andToni Kroos who will also have a lot to work for in their group that includes Portugal and of course SuperHero Christiano Ronaldo.
9 The Boots
The evoSPEED and the evoPOWER will be available in the pink and blue Tricks colourway for R2499 at PUMA retail stores in South Africa and at other independent retailers from 2 June 2014.