The Ball 2014

Archive for June, 2014

Support for Holland from Yemen

June 30th, 2014 by

Great result for the Dutch… Meilian a true Dutch and Spirit of Football supporter in Sanaa, Yemen

The Ball shake

June 29th, 2014 by

The Ball shake…

The Ball visits Racing Club de Avellaneda

June 28th, 2014 by

The Ball visited Racing Club de Avellaneda and were hosted by Racing Solidario a few weeks ago in Buenos Aires. The video of the visit has just been released. One Ball, One World, One Racing.
http://www.racingclub.com.ar/racingtv/2818_programa-del-02-06-2014/.

The Ball on Viagem

June 26th, 2014 by

Spirit of Football & The Ball are highlighted today in Brazilian media: VIAGEM.UOL.COM.BR. It is reccommended reading for those fluent in Portuguese:-)

Sajid Javid signs The Ball

June 26th, 2014 by

Sajid Javid MP & UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Minister for Equalities signed The Ball yesterday in São Paulo.

Spirit of Football Edutainment

June 25th, 2014 by

Foto: Kai Siegel

Colombia make it 3 wins from 3

June 25th, 2014 by

Today Colombia made it 3 from 3 wins at the World Cup. Here is a little episode from The Ball`s 10 day visit to Colombia with Special Olympics Colombia (Página Oficial). Zipaquirá’s Salt Cathedral is an architectural wonder and The Ball was lucky enough to roll through it. Un Balon Un Mundo.

Catedral de Sal y Special Olympics Colombia

Un Balón, Un Mundo en la Catedral de Sal, un evento de Special Olympics Colombia, apoyando por Spirit of Football

Islam Slimani

June 24th, 2014 by

Islam Slimani scored a nice goal on Sunday against South Korea in a man of the match performance. The Algerian international and his teammates have the round of 16 on their minds. The power of The Ball might well be at work here. Islam headed & signed it at Sporting Clube de Portugal at the end of January when he became part of the epic journey. One Ball, One Islam Slimani

Spirit of Football e.V.

Man of the match #CORALG: Slimani Islam. Der algerische Nationalspieler traf am Sonntag zum 1:0 gegen Südkorea (Endstand 4:2). Damit träumt Algerien weiter vom Achtelfinale. Ob Islam, daran dachte, als er Ende Januar im Estádio José Alvalade XXI auf The Ball unterschrieb und ihm eine gute Reise zur #WM2014 wünschte? Bien joué, Islam!

The last workshop in Rio

June 24th, 2014 by

Spirit of Football`s last workshop in Rio took place at the Fundação Gol de Letra. It included the presentation of The Ball’s journey to the teachers, social workers and employees of the foundation, the playing of fair play football and the signing of The Ball. Of the 20 particpants (all employees of the foundation) only 1 of them was truly happy about the World Cup being in Brazil. The others are sad and angry and confused at the enormous expense of the tournament at a time when Brazil suffers from a drastic lack of social infrastructure. But almost all of them have been enjoying the incredible football. The World Cup of contradictions continues…

Fair play on the Copacabana

June 24th, 2014 by

Team fair play on the Copacabana in Rio: Proof that even the talent-impaired English can enjoy a game of beach football…

The Ball 2014 left England on 9th Jan 2014 and headed to the World Cup 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.