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41 Viral Soccer Innovations

From Cristiano Ronaldo in Vanity Fair to Soccer Contact Lenses

— May 28, 2010 — Lifestyle
When it comes to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, everyone and their mother is tuning in to catch all of the action. Whether it's drooling over Cristiano Ronaldo in Vanity Fair or customizing a sedan with a giant soccer ball on the roof, soccer isn't just a sport--it's become a way of life.

Be sure to browse the gallery for more crazy inventions people have created all for the love of soccer.

Implications - xx
The growing cultural influence of this once exclusively Euro-African sport over the last decade is undeniable. Both the Euro and World Cups are globally watched events whose viewership is only matched by The Olympics and The Superbowl. Whether you're a woman eager to watch sweaty soccer stars dribbling down the field, or a man wishing he could bend it like Beckham, there's something in this sport for everyone.
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Popularity
Activity
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Feel-Good Sports Shorts
Feel-Good Sports Shorts
The Spike Lee Nike Short Film Insists That ‘Everything is Practice'
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3d Football Fiestas
3d Football Fiestas
British Pubs to Broadcast Soccer Games in Three Dimensions Via Sky Tv
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Soccer-Playing Mini Robots
Soccer-Playing Mini Robots
The AI-Equipped Robo-Q
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37
Soccer Robot Fails
Soccer Robot Fails
Hajime Sakamoto Puts a Ball in Front of a Robot & Hits the Walk Button
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36
Destructive Soccer Games
Destructive Soccer Games
Auto Soccer is an All-American Sporting Event
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35
Sports Game Holograms
Sports Game Holograms
Japan Promises 3D Holographic Broadcasts for World Cup 2022
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34
Butterfly Soccer Kicks
Butterfly Soccer Kicks
The Kehinde Wiley Soccer Boot Will Make You Look like a Great Player
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33
World Cup Watches
World Cup Watches
Keep Track of Time with the Hubolt FIFA World Cup Classic Timepiece
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32
Soccer Legend Timepieces
Soccer Legend Timepieces
The Sleek Zinedine Zidane Watch by IWC Ingenieur
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31
Gold Footie Kicks
Gold Footie Kicks
The Y-3 2010 Soccer World Cup Capsule is Amazing
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30
Diamond Soccer Phones
Diamond Soccer Phones
The $21,000 Galentia Liverpool Mobile Phone For Affluent Football Fans
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29
Golden World Cup Gear
Golden World Cup Gear
The Adidas Jo Bulani Ball Gives a Reason for the Crazed to Get Even Crazier
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28
World Cup Pumpin' Kicks
World Cup Pumpin' Kicks
The Nike Dunk Hi World Cup Gets You Stoked for Soccer's Big Game
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27
Robot Soccer
Robot Soccer
Androids Dream of Soccer Glory
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26
Controversial Soccer Shirts
Controversial Soccer Shirts
The Dutch 2008 EK Football Killer T Shirt
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25
Badass Soccer Threads
Badass Soccer Threads
The ‘Brazil Black Pack' from Nike Sportswear is for Fierce Footb
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24
Stellar Soccer Shoes
Stellar Soccer Shoes
Mercurial Superfly Vapor II Features Adaptive Traction Technology
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23
World Cup Laptops
World Cup Laptops
Toshiba Dynabook TX/870LSFIFA is Great for Soccer Fans
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22
Feather-Light Cleats
Feather-Light Cleats
The Adidas F50 Adizero is the Lightest Soccer Shoe Ever Made
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21
Shirtless Football Ads
Shirtless Football Ads
Jillz Soccer Commercial Seeks Votes to End No-Shirt Regulation
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20
Bejeweled Soccer Bling
Bejeweled Soccer Bling
The FIFA World Cup Official Ring May Just Cause a Riot
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19
Superhero Soccer Campaigns
Superhero Soccer Campaigns
Transformers and Ironman for Football and EURO 2008
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18
World Cup Ice
World Cup Ice
The Soccer Ice Ball Maker is Perfect for Sport Fans' Party Drinks
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17
Soaring Soccertography
Soaring Soccertography
Tim Tadder's Corbis Soccer Shoot Revs You Up for World Cup Action
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16
DIY Footballs
DIY Footballs
Make Your Own Soccer Ball With Innovative Football Tape
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15
Miniature Soccer Streakers
Miniature Soccer Streakers
The Tiny Streaker is Freeview HD TV's World Cup Soccer Campaign
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14
Soccer Player Hairdos
Soccer Player Hairdos
Adidas' Africanized Confederation Cup Campaign
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13
Momentous Soccer Moment Ads
Momentous Soccer Moment Ads
The Nike 'Write The Future' Commercial is of Epic Proportions
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12
Soccerific Sedans
Soccerific Sedans
Hyundai Football-Themed Cars Are Ready for the FIFA 2010 World Cup
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11
World Cup Kicks
World Cup Kicks
The Adidas adiFC 'World Cup' Pack are for True Soccer Fans
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10
Social Soccer Balls
Social Soccer Balls
Dreamball Packaging Turns into Soccer Balls for Third World Children
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9
Harnessing Soccer Star Power
Harnessing Soccer Star Power
Adidas Uses Argentinian Phenom Messi for 'Spark' Ads
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8
Soccer Contact Lenses
Soccer Contact Lenses
World Cup Eye Balls
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See-Through Soccer Balls
See-Through Soccer Balls
AGENT Suggests a Transparent Alternative with the CITRUS Soccer Ball
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6
Soccer Players as Boxers
Soccer Players as Boxers
David Beckham's 2009 Calendar
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5
Luxury Soccer Shoes
Luxury Soccer Shoes
New Football Boot by Hummel
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4
Soccer Ball Vending Machine
Soccer Ball Vending Machine
Nike Joga3 in NYC
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3
Carbon Fiber Cleats
Carbon Fiber Cleats
Nike Mercurial Vapor Soccer Shoes Feature Super-Light Support
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2
Spartan Soccer Warriors
Spartan Soccer Warriors
300 Dutch Football Team Ads by Erwin Olaf
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1
Soccer Players as Strippers
Soccer Players as Strippers
David Beckham for Emporio Armani Underwear
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