Starting this Friday you’ll be able to see soccer’s biggest names chasing international glory, or as Nike would like you to think of it, writing the future. What you may not expect is that while Rooney and Torres are running around out there, that’s local Winnipeg grass from Pickseed Canada under their feet!

The two types of grass provided by Pickseed, Zoom perennial ryegrass and SR4600 perennial ryegrass, were produced by growers in Beausejour, Ste. Anne, Starbuck and a fourth in the Red River Valley. They were also complimented specifically by the FIFA general Secretary who said the field at Cape Town stadium was “perfect”.

And they said Canada would play no part of this World Cup, go us!