Soccer

Object of Interest: Get to know the official ball of the 2018 World Cup

Posted On: Jun 14, 2018   |   Posted By: Sportsnet

Flags will fly, anthems will be sung, and dreams will be made at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
And while 32 nations comprising 736 of the best soccer players in the world will convene on Russia this summer, there will be only one ball used during the festivities. Well, one brand of ball that's been re-produced thousands of times.
An icon reinvented.
Introducing: Telstar18 ⚽️
The Official Match Ball for the 2018 FIFAWorldCup. HereToCreate pic.twitter.com/diMbkocfZS
- adidas Football November 9, 2017
The Adidas Telstar 18 - the result of millions of dollars and many years of research - is the official match ball of the 2018 World Cup.
Let's get to know it better.
From whence it came
The original Telstar - named after its resemblance to a communications satellite from the 1960s - made its debut at the 1970 World Cup, and brought with it the familiar black-and-white design of pentagons and hexagons stitched together most any soccer fan is familiar with. The goal was to create a ball that would...

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