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FIFA offers chances to win World Cup kick-off balls
JUNE 12, 2014 06:28  
There is a way to win the kick-off ball used in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. Anyone who has access to the Internet homepage of the FIFA, the governing body of international soccer, can win a Brazuca, the official match ball of the Brazil World Cup, without actually going to the South American country just by participating in the "Kick-off Ball contest" held on the FIFA homepage.

Participation is simple, as all of the 64 World Cup matches, including the group stage games, are subject to the event. Just hours before each match, the FIFA homepages challenges visitors with three quizzes regarding the game. Those who enter answers to the quizzes are automatically applied. Of course, participation requires membership of the FIFA homepage (fifa.com). The kick-off ball used each game is offered as the prize. One can have only one chance to win. For the opening and final matches, a match ball, not the kick-off ball, is offered.

There is another way to win a match ball for the World Cup final. That is to join the "adidas Golden Ball Predictor," which is also held on the FIFA homepage. The golden ball is an award presented to the best player at each FIFA World Cup finals. In the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, Diego Forlan (Cerezo Osaka) of Uruguay won the ball. Those who precisely predict the winner of this World Cup are offered an opportunity to win a match ball used in the final. If you win, you can have a Brazuca used at the Maracan Stadium, the venue of the World Cup final, delivered to your door.

Hyundai Motor Co., an official partner of the FIFA, holds an event for predicting the 11 starting players and formations for each match. Participants can play the role of coaches to pick their own "best 11" players and design formations for each game. Those whose predictions prove accurate are eligible for various prizes including Sony α SLT-A58 cameras and PlayStation 4 game consoles. The FIFA homepage also offers various events for soccer fans all around the world.

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