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

Korean trumpeters

December 13th, 2012 by

A group of musicians sound off after a Korean victory.

Brazilian fans in Suwon

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The Brazilian contingent make some noise.

Preparations on the ferry to Jeju

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We look forward to watching Argentina v England on a boat headed for the island of Jeju.

Korea v Poland

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Korea play Poland, and find out that their team is better than they perhaps thought. Certainly, the Red Devils seem to be happy with the situation…

The Ball on CNN

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Watch the full interview with Phil, Chris and The Ball outside the stadium in Seoul.

The Ball on Radio 5 Live

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Some outtakes from our encounter with Nicky Campbell and Pat Nevin, who interviewed us just before the Opening Ceremony.

The Opening Ceremony

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The Ball makes its final journey – to the Opening Ceremony, the place it has travelled 8000 miles to reach.

The Ambassador’s Ball

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We just have time to stop off at the British Embassy for a cup of tea and a kick-about.

World Cup balls

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All The Ball’s predecessors since 1974.

The Official FIFA Shop

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Our first stop in Seoul as we step off the bus and get our bearings.

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.