Many fans know Brazil as a World Cup dynasty and a country that produces most of the elite soccer players, but today they set another record when a Brazilian woman gave birth to an official FIFA approved soccer ball earlier this morning.
“At first we were hoping for a baby boy, you know…so he could grow up to be a footballer, but an actual football is even better,” said mother of the baby, Mariana Santos.
“He weighed in at 12 ounces with a circumference of 23 inches,” said father of the baby, Rafael Santos, “That’s big for his age. The doctor said he will grow up to be the size of FIFA’s international standard. I’m very proud.”