The Ball 2002 is kicked over the Great Wall of China on its way to Korea & Japan

8000 Miles in Five Minutes

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The promo video. The trip, the whole trip, and nothing but the trip.

Back in London

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Chris reflects on the end of the trip.

Packing up

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Our stuff packs itself… more keen than we are to leave for England.

Our trip equipment

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Stuff. More stuff. Even more stuff. Phil tells it like it is as we prepare to leave Japan.

Taku muses on the mascot’s future

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What does happen to World Cup mascots when the comeptition finishes?

The Bottle of Wine

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The Pink Cow hosts a toast to the end of our trip and we remember France 1998 with a bottle of wine.

Brazil v Turkey Semi Final

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The atmosphere and the anticipation as we arrive the semi final.

Five-a-side in Tokyo

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Our last game of the trip, organised by Taku. Chris scores a couple of cracking goals.

Japan in Blue

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After England’s defeat at the hands (or feet) of Brazil, Phil plays the blues back in Tokyo.

England v Brazil, Shizuoka

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The Horror.

The Ball 2014 will leave England on 9th Jan 2014 and head to the Opening Ceremony in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The Ball 2010 left England on 24th Jan 2010 headed to the Opening Ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Ball 2006 travelled from London to the Opening Ceremony in Munich, Germany.

The Ball 2002 was carried 7000 miles across Europe and Asia to the World Cup finals in Korea & Japan.