A soccer ball is something you kick and knock about a lot, so I tried to design the ball to look good in motion. The four-color bar expresses football's diversity; the convergence of the colors expresses the feeling of children "joining the team"; the world map makes the ball look like a globe and sends out the message that football brings the world together. Technically it's very difficult to design a ball freely because you always have to think about the seams. It wasn't easy, but in the end I think I managed to come up with a beautiful ball that was distinctively "Sony." I've been playing football since I was a kid, so I like soccer balls. Still, I never imagined I'd get a chance to design one here at Sony! That really inspired me. I hope this original ball will help improve the environment of children playing football in Africa and give a boost to kids who aspire to become world-class players. For me as a football player, there's nothing that would make me happier.