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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 Ball is football’s equivalent to the Olympic Torch. Every four years, it kicks off from Battersea Park in London, where the very first game of modern rules football took place. Its destination is the Opening Ceremony of the World Cup.

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مبرة أم الحسين Mabarrat Um Al Hussein – The Mercy of Hussein’s Mother

Amman, Jordan, Monday 9th March 2020. We are visiting a charitable organisation in the North of Amman, Mabarrat Um Al Hussein, a children’s home for orphaned and neglected children between the ages of 8-16 years old. Knackered after a successful workshopday at JOHUD, we were at first sceptical as to whether we would be able […]

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  1. “We are very happy that young people thought of this idea of taking The Ball around Africa. It makes us all feel part of the game. We have cancelled all of the things before and after your visit. All of my ministers are here with many things to do. But we thought that it was so important, that we must attend to this.”

    President Rupiah Banda of Zambia

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