[…] Football: Battersea Park hosted the first ever football game played under F.A. rules on 9-Jan-1864. The match was between two teams of the best footballers in their day – one organized by the F.A.’s Secretary, the other by its President. Since next January will mark the 150th anniversary of football, and 2014 is a World Cup year, a reenactment match is planned for that date and the ball from the game will begin a global journey to Brazil, in the same way that the Olympic torch begins in Greece. See this website to learn more about the ‘Ball’ and its planned journey: https://spiritoffootball.com/the-ball/the-journey/ […]
[…] same ball will then be used in a series of events, organised by community initiative Spirit of Football, across London, Europe and North America, […]
[…] https://spiritoffootball.com/the-ball/the-ball-2014/ […]
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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.
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