The diabolica is a lightweight plastic trumpet now being mass-produced in a variety of bright, team colors targeting the forthcoming tournament. A snip at around 9 euros, the diabolica resembles a small telescope in that it can be collapsed into three separate pieces – a mouthpiece, extension piece and trumpet. These fit inside each other so that, when collapsed, the whole thing is just 12 centimeters long and can easily fit into a pocket, making it very easy to take into a football stadium.
Any potential purchasers out there might also be pleased to hear that the diabolica allegedly requires less lung power than the vuvuzela, a fact which could also be 'music to the ears' of other spectators as it means the instrument is quieter (a mere 98 decibels as opposed to 122 for the vuvuzela!).
The diabolica is the creation of young Belgian designers David Dos Santos and Fabio Lavalle. The instrument was named after the Belgian national football team who are known as 'the Red Devils' (i.e. French diable = devil).