Young girl paints amazing portrait using only a soccer ball

Amy Lopez

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It is a common phrase amongst sports broadcasters: “You don’t need to go to a museum to see a work of art!”

Without a doubt, the World Cup brings out the best in players and gives them a chance to captivate a global audience with their amazing skills – creating something beautiful in the process.

We've seen the incredible paintings and murals that have been created throughout Brazil, inspired by “The Beautiful Game.” But what if soccer inspired art in a slightly different way and the ball was literally turned into a paint brush?

[Photos: World Cup WAG sightings in Brazil]

As Red Hongyi shows in her YouTube video, soccer can in fact help create beautiful works of art… that can also be seen in a museum. Honoring some of the players that make this game seem like a work of art, Hongyi creates a portrait of Ronaldo, Neymar and Messi using only paint and a soccer ball.

Watch the video to witness her making the masterpiece:

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