Celebrate Russia’s World Cup with this luxurious velvet football from Adidas

Celebrate Russia's World Cup with this luxurious velvet football from Adidas

29 May 2018

World Cup merchandise isnā€™t famous for its pocket-friendly price tag. But if you want to take luxuriously impractical mementos to the next level, then Adidas is finally here with the answer: this limited edition deluxe ball for Russia 2018.

Covered with delicate golden flowers that take their inspiration from traditional Russian embroidery, the ball is covered in a black, velvet-style fabric and decorated by hand with Swarovski crystals.

The ball is already available to pre-order from upmarket Moscow department store TSUM ā€” and will set you back a mere 99,000 rubles ($16,000).