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Official Women’s World Cup Soccer Ball 2015

Women’s World Cup 2015 Match Ball For FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada, 2015 Adidas unveils Match Ball for 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ FIFA and Adidas celebrate women’s football  05-Dec-2014Adidas today unveiled the official match ball of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, the Adidas conext15. The ball features a new green, red and …

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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 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 Soccer Ball 2002 – Fevernova

Adidas Fevernova TM, Official World Cup ball for Korea Japan, 2002   Adidas’s Fevernova soccer ball was the official ball of the Korea Japan, 2002 FIFA world cup.The adidas Fevernova was the first World Cup Match Ball since 1978 to break with the traditional Tango design introduced in 1978.  It is three millimeters thick (11 layers). This …

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Official World Cup Telstar Match Soccer Ball

The above picture was provided by Sebastiano Calì from Italy. Thanks! The above Telstar ball (that was made in France) picture was provided by Jacques Barralon The Adidas Telstar was named after the Telstar satellite. The ball was completely made of leather like all other balls in its time; however, unlike any other ball, it featured 32 hand-stitched …

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