Here you see the first World Cup played completely by ants. Japan versus Brazil.
The Camponotus obscuripes ants, known as Muneaka-oari in Japanese, measured between 7 and 12 mm long. They played using a 1 cm ball on a pitch 20 by 30 cm.
In the wild, the ants recognize enemies by their pheromones. The organizers of the game used this natural ability to make the ants “ant-agonize” each other, by feeding the Japanese team with Kagoshima pork and the Brazilian team with spare ribs in order to alter the ants’ pheromones
Unfortunately, the game ended in an anticlimax, with a draw. 🙁