A Brief History of Every Official World Cup Ball Since 1930

Japan World Cup ball

Japan Cup / May 3, 2018

Adidas started to make soccer balls in 1963 but made the first official FIFA World Cup ball in 1970.

This is the first ball used in the World Cup to use the Buckminster type of design. Also, the first ball with 32 black and white panels. The TELSTAR was more visible on black and white televisions (1970 FIFA World Cup Mexico™ was the first to be broadcast live on television).

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The Jabulani featured a new grip n groove technology that provided players a ball with stable flight and grip under all conditions. With eight thermally bonded 3-D panels that were spherically molded for the first time, the Jabulani was more round and accurate than its predecessors.

FIFA World Cup Brazil Adidas Brazuca

Brazuca was confirmed as the match ball name after a public vote in Brazil, participated in by more than one million soccer fans in the host country.

Source: www.soccerballworld.com