World Cup: Brazil Officials Unveil Caxirolas As Replacement For Vuvuzelas

If you remember the last World Cup in 2010, you remember that soccer in South Africa was accompanied by a loud buzzing horn that annoyed and intrigued fans.

Banned by UEFA, the European governing body of soccer, the vuvezela is now a thing of the past at soccer matches.

So what is Brazil to do as it prepares to host the 2014 World Cup?

What will its fans use to make noise throughout the long fluid international matches that will put soccer at the forefront, even in America?

Brazil’s answer… the caxirola.

According to Sky News, the instrument was created by Brazilian musician Carlinhos Brown, Brazil’s ministry of sports and FIFA.

Designed specifically for the stadiums in Brazil, it’s essentially a rattle that produces a harmonious sound when shaken..

Less annoying than the vuvezela, an instrument tied to South African culture, the caxirola is a made up instrument that is green and yellow, Brazil’s national colors.

Oh and it’s made from recycled plastic.

Brazilian officials are pleased with their creation.

"It is an object that has the ability to do two things, to combine the image with sound and take us to our goals," Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told Sky News.

“I am convinced that the caxirola is not only compatible with football, but it is also a symbol of our country’s huge capacity to offer a much better instrument than the vuvuzela.”

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