World Cup teams won't be using these soccer balls found washed up on beaches

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These beautifully beat-up footballs won't be kicked around by anyone at the World Cup. They have been found washed up on beaches across the world.

Environmental photographer Mandy Barker put out a call for abandoned, lost footballs around the world and she managed to collect 769 footballs from 90 members of the public. They were sent from 41 different countries and islands--and 144 different beaches. That's a lot of lost footballs.