Official Match Ball – 2018 World Cup Telstar 18 Soccer Ball (Football)

“Telstar 18”, the Official Match Ball for the 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaThe new Telstar 18 is a reimagining of the first Adidas FIFA World Cup match ball – ‘star of television’ Adidas Soccer Reveals the Official Match Ball for the 2018 FIFA World Cup  –  The Telstar 18 pays homage to the first ever … Read more

Soccer Ball Dictionary

A AI-2000 -Type of high end synthetic leather material used to make the outer covers on soccer balls.  For more information on soccer ball construction B BAR – The IS Metric unit of pressure equal to one million Dynes per square centimeter. One Bar is equal to 14.5038 pounds per square inch (PSI) . It is also … Read more

Frequently Asked Questions about Soccer Balls

Questions about buying Soccer Balls The following questions are typically asked by people that want to buy soccer balls: What size soccer ball should I buy?  The first step in purchasing soccer balls is determining the proper size(s) to buy. Many soccer leagues have different size requirements, so be sure to check with your coach … Read more

Soccer Ball Physics

The following article researching soccer ball physics was first published in Physics World magazine, June 1998 pp25–27. The Soccer Ball Physics Bill Shankly, the former manager of Liverpool football club, once said: “Football is not about life or death. It is more important than that.” This month at the World Cup in France, millions of … Read more

Soccer Ball History

Soccer has been played in various forms throughout history.  Many sites on the world wide web have information on the history of football or soccer and who invented the original soccer ball.  Of course, here at Soccer Ball World, we will concentrate on the history and evolution of the soccer ball. Click on the titles below … Read more

World Football League Match Balls

“There can be no game of football without a ball and the better the ball, the better the game.” Information on the footballs or soccer balls used in the some of the world’s football leagues is provided. Click on the titles below to go directly to that section: MLS Official Match Ball 2017 MLS Official … Read more

Soccer Ball Testing and Approvals

“There can be no game of football without a ball and the better the ball, the better the game.” Video: Many soccer balls have various organization “approvals” imprinted on them.  Such as the FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) These approvals assure that the ball will perform according to the organizations’ specifications. The testing procedures and … Read more

Soccer Ball Design

In this section of Soccer Ball World, the construction and soccer ball design is described.  This includes the various materials used, types, sizes and weights of soccer balls. The following topics are reviewed: Construction of the Ball – The various parts of the soccer ball are explained. Typical materials used on the different parts of a soccer … Read more

Soccer Ball Care

“Love your ball, be the ball, sleep with the ball.”   quoted from one of my crazy soccer coaches As with any product that you buy, taking good care of your soccer ball will prolong it’s life.  There is nothing complicated about taking care of a soccer ball. Just use common sense.  Do not stand or … Read more