The Soccer Ashes were created after New Zealand defeated Australia in a series in 1923. The ashes consisted of the remains of cigars smoked by the two captains, Alec Gibb (Australia) and George Campbell (New Zealand). The ashes were encased in a razor case used by a New Zealand soldier during the Gallipoli campaign during World War I. The case was then set in wood from both countries.
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