Day: May 30, 2012

World Cup 2014 slogan: All in one rhythmWorld Cup 2014 slogan: All in one rhythm

FIFA and Brazilian organizers announced yesterday that “All in one rhythm” will be the official slogan of the 2014 World Cup, representing the “unique flavor that Brazil will bring” to football’s showcase event.

The slogan in Portuguese is “Juntos num so ritmo.” The slogans were developed by Brazilian communications agency Aktuell and were chosen from among 26 versions proposed by six shortlisted Brazilian-based agencies.

“Football means everything to Brazilians,” said former Brazil star Ronaldo, a member of the local organizing committee. “That is why it has such potential to bring people together and be a force for good. The rhythm of football is everywhere in Brazil, uniting people both young and old and from all sections of our society.”     

Chicharito named UNICEF ambassadorChicharito named UNICEF ambassador

Mexican footballer Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, who plays for Manchester United, was named a UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) ambassador.

“When I heard that UNICEF wished to invite me to become a National Ambassador, immediately I thought: if it’s about doing something for the children of my country, I am in,” Hernandez said at his designation ceremony.

Hernandez earned the nickname, written on his jersey, from his father, Javier, a Mexican striker who played in the 1986 World Cup and was known as Chicharo, or ‘pea’, because of his green eyes.

AS Monaco appointed Claudio Ranieri as new coachAS Monaco appointed Claudio Ranieri as new coach

Ligue 2 side Monaco have appointed former Inter manager Claudio Ranieri as their new Coach.

Ranieri has been without a club since he was sacked by Inter Milan in March and has recently been linked with the vacant managerial position at West Brom.

“AS Monaco Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Claudio Ranieri as the club’s new head coach,” read a Monaco statement.