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Icon Official Match Ball of the 1999 Women’s World Cup

Engineered to the same specifications as the Equipment Tricolore (the Official Match ball of World Cup France 98′), the Adidas Equipment Icon was FIFA’s Official Matchball for the Women’s World Cup in 1999. This ball was the first one designed specifically for the Women’s World Cup.  Unlike traditional soccer balls, the Equipment Icon uses the same syntactic…

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Official World Cup 1998 Tricolore Soccer Ball

By 1998, FIFA World Cup France was played with a ball which sported the French red-white-blue tri-color. A complete departure from the old traditional black and white pattern.  The first official World Cup soccer ball that was in color. The TRICOLORE used underglass print technology with a thin layer of syntactic foam. The above picture was…

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Official World Cup Etrvsco Soccer Ball 1990

Etrvsco Unico –  Italy, 1990 The first ball with an internal layer of black polyurethane foam. The above picture was provided by Sebastiano Calì from Italy. Thanks! The above picture was provided by Jacques Barralon – The “R” indicates the official ball while “TM” was used for balls made after the 1990 World Cup. This ball was a…

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Official World Cup 1986 Azteca Soccer Ball

Azteca: México, 1986 The FIFA World Cup Mexico, saw the introduction of the first polyurethane coated ball which was rain-resistant. The first synthetic match ball, with good qualities on hard and wet surfaces.   The above picture was provided by Sebastiano Calì from Italy. Thanks! The above “red letter” ball picture was provided by Jacques Barralon The above “black…

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Official World Cup 1982 Tango Espana 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.   The above picture was…

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Official World Cup Tango 1978 Soccer Ball

Soccer ball design experienced another revolution in 1978 with the introduction of the Adidas Tango. Adidas had created what would become a ‘football design classic’. Twenty panels with ‘triads’ created the impression of 12 identical circles. For the following five FIFA World Cup tournaments, the Match Ball design was based on this design. Tango featured…

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Official World Cup 1974 Durlast Soccer Ball

Two adidas match balls were used for Germany ‘74. Telstar made a repeat appearance with new black branding replacing the previously gold branding. Adidas introduced a new all-white version named Adidas Chile (after an all-white ball used at Chile 62). The materials and techniques used in the Telstar and Chile were identical to those used…

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OFFICIAL LA LIGA MATCH BALL 2014/2015 – ORDEM 2

The Nike® Ordem 2 is the official match ball of the La Liga 2014/2015 season. Charged with high-performance technologies, this premium constructed soccer ball features Aerowtrac grooves and a micro-textured cover for true, precision flight. Its fuse-welded surface and 12-wing restricted bladder offer superior touch and responsiveness off the foot, while RaDaR (Rapid Decision and Response) technology…

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OFFICIAL SERIE A MATCH BALL 2014/2015 ORDEM 2

The Nike® Ordem 2 is the official match ball of the Serie A 2014/2015 season. Charged with high-performance technologies, this premium constructed soccer ball features Aerowtrac grooves and a micro-textured cover for true, precision flight. Its fuse-welded surface and 12-wing restricted bladder offer superior touch and responsiveness off the foot, while RaDaR (Rapid Decision and Response) technology…

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OFFICIAL EPL MATCH BALL 2014/2015 ORDEM 2

The Nike® Ordem 2 is the official match ball of the English Premier League 2014/2015 season. Charged with high-performance technologies, this premium constructed soccer ball features Aerowtrac grooves and a micro-textured cover for true, precision flight. Its fuse-welded surface and 12-wing restricted bladder offer superior touch and responsiveness off the foot, while RaDaR (Rapid Decision and Response)…