Think we’re the only ones who love our sports memorabilia? Think again.
The ball used in the World Cup final between Italy and France is going on the auction block.
Autographed by members of the winning Italian team, the ball will be sold to raise money for "Reach Out to Asia" which raises money for educational programs. Insured for $1 million, the ball began a promotional tour in London.
It will be sold in Qatar this Saturday. Certified by FIFA, the name of the final stadium, the teams, the match date and the kick-off time are all recorded onto the ball.
A press release issued in Qatar indicated "Italian football authorities are said to be keen to acquire the ball to display as an historic treasure piece."