The Evolution Of Adidad In Fifa World Cup Balls

MThe Evolution Of Adidad In Fifa World Cup Balls

The history of the World Cup ball is a long and fascinating one, full of strange twists and turns.
But one company has been there from the very beginning: Adidas The German sportswear giant has been making World

1970 World Cup ball

The 1970 World Cup, held in Mexico, was the first to feature an Adidas-made ball. The Telstar, as it was called, was the first World Cup ball to feature 32 panels and black-and-white paneling to help players see the ball better on black-and-white televisions. The Telstar was also the first ball to be made with synthetic materials.

1982 World Cup ball

The Evolution Of Adidad In Fifa World Cup Balls
The 1982 World Cup ball, called the Tango España, was used at the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain. The ball was made by Adidas and was the first ball to feature the now-iconic black and white checkered pattern. The design of the ball was inspired by the traditional Chinese yin and yang symbol. The ball was made of leather and had a unique inner bladder that helped it retain its shape.

The Tango España was used in all three group stage matches, as well as all four knockout stage matches. It was also used in the third-place match between Italy and Poland. In total, the ball was used in seven matches at the 1982 World Cup.

Some of the notable players who used the Tango España include Italy’s Paolo Rossi, Argentina’s Diego Maradona, and Brazil’s Zico.

1986 World Cup ball

The Evolution Of Adidad In Fifa World Cup Balls
In 1986, the World Cup was held in Mexico. For the first time, Adidas supplied the match balls for all games. The ball was called Aztec and had a unique design. It was made of black and white pentagons and hexagons, which were supposed to represent the Aztec pyramids.1990 World Cup ball

The 1990 World Cup was held in Italy and Adidas provided the official ball, the Etrusca. The design was based on an ancient Roman artifact found in Caere, Etruria, hence its name. The Etrusca had a traditional 32-panel design and was made of synthetic leather.

The 1990 World Cup is widely considered to be one of the best with some of the greatest players in history gracing the pitches of Italy. Diego Maradona’s “Hand of God” goal against England helped Argentina reach the final, where they faced West Germany. The final was a thrilling end to an amazing tournament, with West Germany coming out on top 1-0 after a late penalty from Andreas Brehme.

1994 World Cup ball

The first ever synthetic ball was used in the 1970 World Cup in Mexico, and it was called the Adidas Telstar.
The 1994 World Cup ball was called the Questra. It had 26 stitched panels, and it was made of polyurethane foam. The design included a pattern of hexagons and pentagons, and it was white with black accents.

The Adidas Fevernova was used in the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan. It had 32 stitched panels, and it was made of polyurethane foam with an inner layer of nylon yarn. The design included a pattern of stars, and it was white with gold accents.

The 2006 World Cup ball was called the Teamgeist. It had 14 stitched panels, and it was made of polyurethane foam with an inner layer of nylon yarn


The 2010 World Cup ball was called the Jabulani. It had eight thermally bonded three-dimensional spherically molded panels, and it was made of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam material that provided excellent touch and rebound characteristics.

The 2014 World Cup ball is called the Brazuca. It has six polyurethane panels that are thermally bonded together, and it is made of polyethylene foam material that provides excellent touch characteristics.

In 1998, France hosted the World Cup and Adidas supplied the official tournament ball, the “Tricolore,” which again fell victim to criticism. Some said it was too light and bounced too high, while others complained it was too difficult to control. One thing everyone could agree on, however, is that it was very colorful. The ball’s three colors — blue, white, and red — represented the host nation’s flag.

2002 World Cup ball

Made by Adidas the Fevernova was the official ball of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. It had a new design and was constructed using a new polyurethane foam that gave the ball improved performance characteristics compared to previous balls.

Some players complained that the Fevernova was too light and too bouncy, making it difficult to control. Goalkeepers also had trouble dealing with its unusual flight path.

2006 World Cup ball

In 2006, the World Cup was held in Germany, and Adidas again provided the official ball, the +Teamgeist.

The +Teamgeist was notable for its construction, which resulted in a more round shape than previous balls. It was also praised for its performance, with many players saying it was easier to control than other balls.

However, there were some criticisms of the +Teamgeist. Some players said it was too light, while others felt that it was too slippery when wet.

2010 world cup ball


Jabulani is the name of the official match ball of the UEFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa.

In the language of the Zulu word, Jabulani means “celebrate”. The World Cup 2010 ball is made in South African style. Jabulani comprises eight external structural panels interconnected by a heat seal technology, that increases Shot Accuracy. Thesecolors represent the 11 players in every team, 11 different  languages of South Africa, and 11 Soth African tribes.

2014 world cup ball


Brazuca is the name of the official match ball of The IFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil.

ame of the 2014 World Cup ball has been selected in an open vote, which was attended by more than 1 million Brazilians. Has been proposed 3 names: Brazuca (77.5%), Carnavalesca (14.6%), and Bossa Nova (7.6%).

The internal construction of the Athe Adidas Brazuca ball is close similar to Tango 12 ball: chamber of natural rubber, then a multi-layer filler made of fabric and synthetic foam. The main difference between the models is the tire.

The Brazuca official match ball has only 6 flat parts, 12 seams, and 8 joint points – but the seams do not go along the edges of the cube they go over a complex curve. This provides suitable aerodynamics and an unrivaled circular shape to the ball.

The Brazuca 2014 ball is decorated with ribbons of three colors, which symbolizes the so-called bbracelets’desires in Brazil.

The 2018 world cup ball


Adidas Telstar 18 is the name of the official match balls of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.

The World Cup 2018 ball has a white base with a set of black and grey colors placed on its upper. It’s a modern interpretation of the iconic look of the original Telstar 1970 ball with its 32 black and white panels. All lettering on the paper including “Adidas”, “Telstar” name, and the FIFA World Cup 2018 logo are golden sin color.

The 2022 world cup ball

Adidas Al Rihla is the name of the official match ball of FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar

The World Cup ball 2022 has a shape of t0 panels which is inspired by scenes.

One of the main innovations of the World Cup 2022 ball is Speedshell technology. speed shells aimed to increase the speed of flight and rotation of the Al Rihla ball to achieve excellent aerodynamics and a perfect shot.

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