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Football fans can get the latest on World Cup across Apple devices and services


Siri adds support for football in Brazil, Russia, Denmark, Finland, Malaysia, Turkey, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and Israel — this is in addition to 26 other countries that already support Siri sports. Siri users can ask for scores, schedules, standings and team rosters. Ask Siri questions like: When does France play Australia? What teams are in group A? Who is on the England squad? Who won the Argentina-Iceland match? Throughout the month, the App Store editors will highlight their favorite apps and games from football stars, o... Read More »

The World Cup goes to Brazil – at least as far as early retirement is concerned


It is possible for Brazilians to retire at 55 with full pension rights State pension system one of the least sustainable in the “Allianz Pensions Sustainability Index” Rapid ageing process will have an impact on early retirement By way of comparison: the European early retirement champion is Austria Besides great soccer players, Brazil has another strong feature: the possibility of early retirement. If Pelé were an average Brazilian, he would have retired at the age of only 55 – ten years before reaching the statutory retirement age of... Read More »

Sun, sea and samba – Halifax Travel Money Guide


To help, Halifax has produced some financial travel tips, which mean you can pack your bags in confidence, knowing you have done all you can to make your holiday enjoyable and stress-free – apart from the possibility of extra time and penalties. Anthony Warrington, director of Halifax current accounts, says: “Watching the World Cup in Brazil should be an unforgettable experience, but wherever you are going this summer there are a few simple steps that everyone can take to ensure that money worries don’t stop their enjoyment. “Preparing... Read More »

Fanhansa flies German national team to World Cup in Brazil


“The best football team is flying to the World Cup in Brazil today with the “airline for sport” and will enjoy the best 5-star experience. We are proud of our long-standing partnership with the German Football Association (DFB),” said Jens Bischof, Chief Commercial Officer of Lufthansa German Airlines, at the send-off for the team in the airport’s Lufthansa First Class Terminal. “Everyone at Lufthansa will be rooting for the German national team and we will hopefully be scheduling one of our flagships for the return flight from Rio de Janeiro o... Read More »

JICA and Sony to jointly host public viewing in Côte d’Ivoire during the 2014 FIFA World Cup™


Côte d'Ivoire is one of the world's leading football nations, and is set to face Japan in the countries' opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, which kicks off on June 14th. JICA believes that football has the power to uplift and give hope to the people of Côte d'Ivoire, which is currently walking on the path towards reconstruction and rebuilding of their nation. Côte d'Ivoire has been struggling with social and economic turmoil since the 1990s. During such a period of unrest, football has always been the source of hope that enabled peop... Read More »

World Cup: Lufthansa becomes Fanhansa


On the 16th of May, the first “Fanhansa Airbus” will take off from Munich to Hamburg and London. The first flight will be LH 2066 departing at 11.20 a.m. from Terminal 2. This Airbus A321-200 will be followed by two additional short-haul aircraft and a total of five long-haul aircraft, including the Boeing 747-8, the world’s longest aircraft, which will feature the ‘Fanhansa’ logo. “Fanhansa is more than a logo on the aircraft, of course – it is a surprise for our customers and a thank you to our fans,” says Alexander Schlaubitz, Head of Mar... Read More »

ATE partners world cup year campaign


Soccer madness has rolled around again this year. Germany is caught up in the fever, which is why ATE has launched their sports-themed campaign „Vom Meister. Für Meister.“ (English: ‟By champions. For championsˮ), highlighting their sponsorship of VfL Wolfsburg. As in every year, ATE will provide its partner workshops with a new, high-quality package of advertising materials. It includes a countertop mat, a poster, product flyers and a flyer dispenser. But the brakes specialist hasn’t stopped at soccer-themed advertising materials: it’s also la... Read More »

Brazil 2014: the GDF SUEZ Foundation and its partners, the “Académie Bernard Diomède” and the Gol de Letra Foundation launch a solidarity initiative


This June, the whole planet will be abuzz with excitement about the World Cup, to be held in Brazil, the most soccer-crazy country in the world. Everyone remembers the thrilling France-Brazil match in 1998. GDF SUEZ has been a major sponsor of the French national team and the French Football Federation since 2006. It is also the leading private supplier of electricity in Brazil, and wants to help bring the dream of soccer to those who need it the most. With the "Match of Their Dream" program (French: "Le Match de leur rêve"), the GDF SUEZ Fo... Read More »

Adidas expects to achieve new record sales of € 2 billion in football in 2014


As the Official Sponsor, Supplier and Licensee of the 2014 FIFA World CupTM, adidas will again supply the Official Ball of the tournament and equip officials, referees, volunteers and ball kids. Starting in the second half of 2013, adidas will be launching a constant stream of new and innovative football products for the World Cup. “We will use the World Cup to prove our great football expertise and to show fans the technological know-how and creativity that adidas consistently delivers at the cutting edge of football, again underlining our ... Read More »

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