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Official World Cup Soccer Ball 1982
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Official World Cup Tango Espana Soccer Ball

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Tango Espana 1982 World Cup Soccer Ball

Adidas introduced a new ball which had rubber inlaid over the seams to prevent water from seeping through. The first ball with water-resistant qualities. General wear from kicking however meant the rubber began to wear after a short time and needed to be replaced during the game. The last genuine leather world cup ball.  

Tango Espana: Spain, 1982

The above picture was provided by Sebastiano Calì from Italy. Thanks!

1982 World Cup Ball Orange Espana

Thank you Jacques Barralon for the above four pictures

In Spain, 1982, the Tango España, the new generation of the Tango. The Tango España, made of real leather, was the head of a family whose members were specialists in particular fields. For example, the Tango Mundial was the top of the range model tested in the wind tunnel, the Tango Alicante was the special floodlight model, the Tango Malaga for hard grounds and the Tango Indoor for indoor football. The range of models was available not only in the basic white color, but also in orange and yellow.

Tango Rosario

Tango Rosario


Adidas Mundial

Above picture provided by Dino Maas

Tango Sevilla 1984 Olympic ball


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