Back in 2002, a group of lads kicked a football from Battersea Park, overland, to the World Cup in South Korea. A kind of Olympic Torch, The Ball became a symbol of the spirit of football, universal across cultures.
This weekend, they’re at it again; starting from Battersea Park, where the first ever game of football (according FA rules) was played. The fun kicks off on Sunday at 10am at the park’s bandstand. Why don’t you pop down to see The Ball off on its trip to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa? It’ll be passed and dribbled through 17 African countries, over five months, to the World Cup.
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If you can’t make it on Sunday, check out this ace video of the whole thing. And if you’re inspired, why not back the bid for us to host the World Cup in 2018? (It’d mean these boys don’t have to go quite so far, of course…!)