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

Category: Holland

The Dam

Saturday morning in Amsterdam
Saturday morning in Amsterdam, tired and sleepy

Tuesday morning in Amsterdam
Tuesday morning in Amsterdam, tired and sleepy

At the time when we arrived, Phil had had no sleep for 72 hours, and I’d only caught a fitful four hours on the first night. We were clocking in at five full days of continuous consciousness between us. Too much.

Many thanks to Jules Howarth, our Dutch manager, for putting us up, showing us around and laying on a great party to make us feel at home in the Dam.

Eastern European buskers accompany our kickabout with a pair of Nigerian students as The Ball heads for Berlin.

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The Ball 2018 left England on 25th March 2018 and travelled to the World Cup in Russia.

The Ball 2014 kicked off from England on 9th Jan 2014 and headed to the World Cup in 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.