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Never fear, kit launch is here
With fans of the beautiful game around the world enjoying a packed summer of international football, it’d be understandable if domestic — which starts in just over a month — fell off your radar. But fear not, kit launch season is upon us.
Roma’s unique transfer mission to help missing persons
Renowned for their irreverent approach to social media, Roma have announced that they will be using their platform for an altogether more worthy cause this summer.
Rather than the usual viral videos and memes, the Giallorossi will be pairing their forthcoming transfer announcements with appeals to raise awareness and hopefully help locate missing children all around the world.
Official: Leonardo Spinazzola is now a Roma player.
This summer #ASRoma will use each transfer announcement video on social media to help raise awareness about the search for missing children globally.
@MissingKids ❤️ @telefonoazzurro pic.twitter.com/sy9GheDhsg
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) June 30, 2019
The Serie A side began the campaign by confirming Leonardo Spinazzola’s arrival from Juventus with appeals for information on the whereabouts of four missing American children.
Ronaldo looking to get even faster
Watch out, world, Cristiano Ronaldo is trying to get even more speed that he has already.
The 34-year-old Juventus forward has been training with former Olympic sprinter and 2004 Athens Olympics’ 100m silver medalist, as well as his fellow Portuguese, Francis Obikwelu.
New Zealand call-up just makes sense
The day is upon us when Rio Ave youngster Ollie Whyte has received his first international call-up for his native New Zealand.
This is noteworthy as the 19-year-old winger is now part of the All-White’s Under-23 squad for the Pacific Games, which is seen as preparation for the upcoming Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
In other words, Ollie Whyte is now officially an “Oly White.”
🚨 It’s happened. It’s finally happened. Ollie Whyte has been selected in the Oly Whites 🚨
— Phillip Rollo (@ByPhillipRollo) July 1, 2019
Congratulations to him. It’s almost as if it were written in the stars.