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Panini America and Pancho Villas Army Partner Ahead of World Cup

Panini America and Pancho Villas Army Partner Ahead of World Cup

March 29, 2018

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Pancho Villa’s Army™ | La Porra de Mexico™

Pancho Villa’s Army Mexico Supporters Group Partners with Panini America to Bring the Passion of the World Cup to Mexican Fans Across the United States

Austin, Texas, March 26, 2018 |PRNewswire | La Porra de Mexico™, Pancho Villa’s Army™, announced today its’ newest partnership with leading sports and entertainment collectables company, Panini America (@PaniniAmerica), as the group prepares to cheer on the Mexican National Team (MNT) at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

“We are so excited to bring Panini America into the #PVAFamilia, it is a partnership made in futbol heaven. Many of our members have collected Panini cards and stickers during prior World Cup years and now they have the opportunity to do it again. Some, like me, will get to cherish that experience with their children, making it even a more special,” said Sergio Tristan, Founder of Pancho Villa’s Army™.

“Pancho Villa’s Army™ is exactly the type of partner we like to work with that are dedicated to engaging fans of teams and that have a passion for our 2018 FIFA World Cup Sticker Collection and FIFA trading cards,” said Jason Howarth, Vice President of Marketing at Panini America. “Pancho Villa’s Army™ is the only group that supports the Mexican National Team in the U.S. – we look forward to putting together a great collaboration leading up to and during the 2018 FIFA  World Cup.”

Beginning in early April, La Porra de Mexico™ membership kits will include a FREE Official FIFA World Cup Sticker Album by Panini to help you, and your little ones, begin their collection.

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About Panini America

The Panini Group, established more than 50 years ago in Modena, Italy, has subsidiaries throughout Europe, Latin America and the United States.  Panini is the world leader in officially licensed collectibles and is the most significant publisher of collectibles in the U.S., with official licenses for NFL, NFLPA, NBA, MLBPA, NHL, NHLPA, College, FIFA, MLBPA, Disney, and other key properties from many other licensors. Panini is also the exclusive trading card and sticker partner of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. Panini has distribution channels in more than 100 countries and employs a staff of over 800. For more information visit us at, or You can also follow Panini America on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

About Pancho Villa’s Army™ | La Porra de Mexico™

Pancho Villa's Army™ is a Mexican National Team supporter group based in the United States. Formed in 2013, Pancho Villa's Army™ has grown to over 3,000 yearly members, approximately 30 local chapters, and its' membership has traveled to countless games both in the United States and abroad. Featured in news outlets in Mexico, the United States, and internationally, Pancho Villa's Army™ has gained notoriety as a family oriented traveling fan group who display large banners of support, "tifos," at MNT matches. Pancho Villa's Army's™ mission is not only to support the MNT but to seek ways to support the Hispanic community in the United States through charitable work.

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