Welcome to the Spirit of Football

Spirit of Football CIC is a not–for–profit community interest company dedicated to promoting a very special ball as the “star of the beautiful game” in the run–up to each World Cup. We call it The Ball.

The previous game began on 9th January 2014 when The Ball started its epic journey from London to Brazil…

The latest journey to the FIFA World Cup in Russia is underway…

We invite you to play →

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The Ball 2018 Press Release

Since 2002, The Ball has been kicked and signed by tens of thousands of people in hundreds of communities in over 50 countries across 5 continents. This year The Ball 2018 – Football’s Olympic Torch is getting ready to for its fifth journey to the FIFA World Cup. It kicks off where every journey has started – Battersea Park in London, where in 1864 the first official game of FA Rules football was played. It will be heading for the World Cup in Russia. Download the PDF to find out more:

The Ball 2018 Press Release

  1. FC Barcelona and Spirit of Football Download File
  2. Spirit of Football 2014 Download File
  3. Special Olympics Report 2010 Download File
  4. The Ball in Business Day Download File
  5. The Ball on FIFA.com in 2002 (German) Download File