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2010 - Reaching for the Stars


Width: 2.50 m / Height: 2.50 m / Depth: 2.50 m

Photos: Signing (Spain) Photos: Signing (Netherlands)
"Reaching for the Stars" was created by David Pflugi in honour of the 2010 football world championship final. A hollowed-out sphere, this object permits the viewer not only to look into its core, but to physically enter it. Its images mainly concern the history and future of South Africa: Nelson Mandela's hand, the fingers of which extend into further hands, reaches through the bars of a prison cell, a flower buds from the townships and children, playing football on a sheet of glass, celebrate a goal. Two large players in gold and silver are covered with photographic scenes from the 2010 world championship, which become recognisable when viewed from a short distance.

Spanish signatures

Iker Casillas, Raúl Albiol, Gerard Piqué, Carlos Marchena, Carles Puyol, Andrés Iniesta, David Villa, Xavi, Fernando Torres, Cesc Fàbregas, Joan Capdevila, Víctor Valdés, Juan Mata, Xabi Alonso, Sergio Ramos, Sergio Busquets, Álvaro Arbeloa, Pedro, Fernando Llorente, Javi Martínez, David Silva, Jesús Navas, Pepe Reina

Coach: Vicente Del Bosque

Dutch signatures

Maarten Stekelenburg, Michel Vorm, Sander Boschker, Gregory van der Wiel, John Heitinga, Joris Mathijsen, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Khalid Boulahrouz, André Ooijer, Edson Braafheid, Mark van Bommel, Nigel de Jong, Wesley Sneijder, Demy de Zeeuw, Stijn Schaars, Ibrahim Afellay, Rafael van der Vaart, Dirk Kuyt, Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben, Eljero Elia, Ryan Babel, Klaas Jan Huntelaar

Coach: Bert van Marwijk
Assistant coach: Phillip Cocu
Assistant coach: Dick Voorn