Everyone is eagerly waiting for World Cup 2006 to begin (3 more days!). In the mean-time here’s a post that will occupy you for a while, and hopefully shorten our waiting-time before WC starts. There are 32 Qualified Balls in this post and were decorated by bora-herke.de. I’m aware this isn’t your classical optical illusion, non the less it’s an assigment for you! Next to each ball, there’s a name of the country this particuallar ball represents. This already made your assignment lot easier! Here’s what I want you to do – post your comment why certain balls are decorated, the way they are. Please comment only one ball at the time (to give other visitors chance to participate). Since I’m from Croatia, I feel it’s my duty is to start with Croatia soccer ball. As you see it’s made from ties, and we all know (or don’t we?) that ties were originally invented and manufactured in Croatia. One solved, 31 to go. Start!