The Ball 2014

Archive for July, 2014

Andrew Aris on RADIO F.R.E.I.

Spirit of Football will be on the radio on 5.8 and 7.8 in German in Erfurt, Germany – talking about The Ball 2014 and plans for the future. Tune in to the interview with Andrew Aris on RADIO F.R.E.I. 96.2 in Erfurt.

Spirit of Football e.V.

Am 5.8. um 21 Uhr & am 7.8. um 11 Uhr auf 96.2 Radio-Frei Erfurt wird das “The Ball” Interview mit Andrew Aris ausgestrahlt. Listen & enjoy… :-) …

#UnifiedFootball goal celebration in Cusco, Peru

Spirit of #UnifiedFootball goal celebration from Cusco, Peru with Special Olympics Olimpiadas Especiales

Michael Hudson with The Ball 2014

English journalist Michael Hudson joined The Ball 2014 journey in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. Please read his story “The Ball” here…
Special Olympics Nuevas Olimpíadas Especiales Argentina Tatiana Ayelén Leveratto Miceli Aldo J Baccaro Josefina Endler Nati Plateroti Titia Hostel Rio de Janeiro

#Spiritoffootball opening Day of the Season

#Spiritoffootball opening Day of the Season #fairplayhooligans

The World’s first Derby

Sheffield FC – The Worlds First Football Club

Celebrating the true spirit of football with Hallam F.C., Borussia Dortmund, ASK/PSV Hattrick Salzburg and many more… August 3rd at the Home of Football! Save the date and tell your mates!

#theworldsfirst #derby #forfootball

The Spirit of Football according to Gus

The Spirit of Football according to Gus…

Recycling leather plane seats as footballs

The Ball 2010 was fairly made by hand by Alive & Kicking in Nairobi, Kenya.Alive & Kicking is an African social enterprise that manufactures sports balls to create jobs for adults, provide balls for children and promote health education through sport. Alive & Kicking has started making balls from from recycled leather plane seats in a partnership with South West Airlines.

“Casa Futebol” proposals for alternative usage of stadiums

The project “Casa Futebol” proposes alternative usage for the stadiums renovated or built for the 2014 World Cup. The ideas, although seemingly unrealistic open up the debate: What can be done with these stadiums? How can future stadiums be truly multi purpose arenas? How can they become spaces where people can live and work, community space for meetings, education, sport, health, places for art and culture. The modern stadium is very expensive, seldom used and taking up a lots of valuable space. How can the failed stadium concept be fixed?

Caio Vilela – the world’s best street football photographer

The World’s best street football photographer was in Erfurt, Germany for a street football tour with Spirit of Football. Here are some images:

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The World’s best street football photographer was in Erfurt for a street football tour with Spirit of Football. Here are some images. Thanks to Caio Vilela :

Germany is different

Germany is different. It does not believe in quick fixes. Its World Cup team and its society reflects that.

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.