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While the FIFA World Cup™ may be the most sought after trophy in world football, there won't be too many people who could turn down this confectionery masterpiece, created by chef Sunil Kumar to mark the start of South Africa 2010.

Following the lead of Silvio Gazzaniga, who created the now iconic trophy ahead of the 1974 tournament, the team of five chocolatiers crafted this tasty replica, alongside 32 accompanying footballs to represent each side at the global showpiece, over four days in Ahmedabad, India.

The original may be made out of 18-carat gold and have a considerable 6kg mass, it is dwarfed by the mountain of chocolate used to create the scrumptious commemorative collection, weighing a colossal 80kg in total.