Thursday, May 20, 2010

FIFA World Cup: History of Match balls




FIFA World Cup Match Balls over the years

World Cup
Ball name
Manufacturer
Material
South Africa 2010
Jabulani
Adidas
The Match Ball for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ features a completely new, ground-breaking technology. Eight 3-D spherically formed EVA and TPU panels are moulded together, harmoniously enveloping the inner carcass. The result is an energetic unit combined with perfect roundness. Following the first tests, players all over the world are enthusiastic and are promising many goals with the new ball.
Germany 2006
+Teamgeist™
Adidas
Revolutionary 14-panel ball configuration
Korea/Japan 2002
Fevernova™
Adidas
Syntactic foam layer with gas filled micro-balloons. 3 layer knitted chassis
France 1998
Tricolore
Adidas
Syntactic foam.
USA 1994
Questra
Adidas
Hi-Tech PU foam
Italy 1990
Etrusco Unico
Adidas
Fully synthetic and water resistant. Black polyurethane foam internal layer
Mexico 1986
Azteca
Adidas
Fully synthetic
Spain 1982
Tango España
Adidas
Lather with waterproof sealed seems
Argentina 1978
Tango Riverplate
Adidas
Leather
Germany 1974
Telstar / Chile
Adidas
Leather
Mexico 1970
Telstar
Adidas
Leather
England 1966
25 Challenge
Slazenger
Leather
Uruguay 1930-Chile 1962
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various
Leather

For detailed information on the history of the World Cup ball please go to: http://footballs.fifa.com/content/view/full/97
COURTESY: www.fifa.com
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