Two nations set to bring vuvuzelas to World Cup


While South Africa may not be in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, there are two countries that could be bringing the Vuvuzelas to the Qatar tournament. Check it out! 

What Happened? 

The plastic trumpets have become the accessory of choice for soccer fans for decades in Mzansi but the instrument became a global phenomenon after South Africa hosted the 2010 World Cup.  

FIFA then proceeded to ban the instrument in 2014 as Brazil launched their own accessory called a rattle which creates sound pressure levels similar to normal conversation. 

This decision came after fans from other nations complained about the sound being too loud.  

FIFA’s disdain for the vuvuzela did not stop Morocco and Iran supporters from pulling out theirs in the 2018 World Cup.  

At the time, the two sides were facing one another and the Middle Eastern country even ended up scoring a last minute equaliser.   

With both countries featuring in Qatar, it is likely that they will pull out their vuvuzelas again as the South African creation appears to have left a mark on them. is KICK OFF’s new home. Sign-up here, for free and get a feel for our new space. You’ll not only get the best soccer news, but you will also be able to comment on articles and view other comments, you’ll be able to save articles to read later and do much more.

There is one rule though if the nations bring their trumpet, the vuvuzela will have to be less than 120cm according to FIFA's list of prohibited items.

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The sound is synonymous with the World Cup and it is likely to continue featuring as Qatar have not confirmed or said anything about the horn being banned.  

Did you know? 

Freddie Maake says he created the instrument but made no profit from it. 

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