Aussie having a ball during Cup

2010-06-23 10:36

An Australian man is being paid thousands of dollars to watch the

World Cup inside a giant football equipped with a well-stocked fridge, a games

console and a bunk bed.

Adam Santarossa (23) says his friends are jealous after he was

selected by Adidas to spend the month-long tournament watching soccer, tweeting

and writing blogs inside the six-metre Jabulani ball.

He says: “Other people have work commitments and family

commitments. My only problem is getting my blog done on time. It’s an easy life

I’m living. I’m sure people will be quite jealous.”

Santarossa has a cleaner, free laundry, a PlayStation 3 and a

laptop, and will get $2 600 (about R20 000) for his trouble, along with the

contents of the ball and three bags full of sports gear.

He is allowed to have friends around to the ball, on Melbourne’s

dockside, for Australia’s games and even had a visit from a minor celebrity,

singer Dannii Minogue’s partner Kris Smith.

“I had a bit of trouble at the start – it’s a bit difficult having

people peer in through the windows 24/7,” he said. But it’s a pretty easy life.

I’m going to be seeing if they can extend my lease.”


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