Balls Used in FIFA Wordcup from 1930 to 2010

FIFA World Cup 2010 coming to end on July 11, with Holland and Spain will clash head on head. Meantime, here are some the pictures of the soccer balls used in the World Cup matches. These soccer balls of all world championship, starting with a simple ball of the first championship in 1930 in Uruguay and finishing with a high-tech Jabulani, the official football World Cup 2010 in South Africa.

These pictures of soccer balls are made by German photographer Jens Haylmann.

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Soccer Ball “T-Model” World Cup 1930, Uruguay.

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Soccer Ball “Federale 102″ World Cup-1934, Italy.

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Soccer Ball “ALLEN” World Cup-1938, France.

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Soccer Ball “Super Duplo T” World Cup 1950, Brazil.

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Soccer Ball “Swiss WC Match Ball” World Cup 1954, Switzerland.

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Soccer Ball “TOP-STAR” World Cup-1958, Sweden.

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Soccer Ball “MR. CRACK” FIFA World Cup-1962, Chile.

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Soccer Ball “Challenge 4-Star” World Cup-1966, England.

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The first “Official” ball “Telstar” in the World Cup-1970, Mexico.

Adidas started to make soccer balls in 1963 but made the first official FIFA World Cup ball in 1970. The first ball with 32 black and white panels. The TELSTAR (Star of Television) was more visible on black and white televisions. 1970 FIFA World Cup Mexico™ was the first to be broadcast live on television.

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The official soccer ball “Telstar Durlast” World Cup-1974, Germany.

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The official soccer ball “Tango Riverplate” World Cup-1978, Argentina.

Tango has twenty identical panels with ‘triads’ created the impression of 12 circles. It was the most expensive ball in history, at the time, with a £50 price tag. The ball design represented elegance, dynamism and passion.

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The official soccer ball “Tango España” World Cup-1982, Spain.

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. Tango Espana is the last genuine leather world cup ball.

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The official soccer ball “Azteco Mexico” World Cup-1986, Mexico.

The Azteca Mexico was a hand-sewn ball, and for the first time, synthetic material, rather than leather was used to produce it. The ball consisted of an outer polyurethane wearing coat and three lower layers, which mutually complemented one another with their different “Adicron” structures. These were intended to ensure the ball’s resistance, ability to retain its shape and its waterproof properties. With its never-before-achieved performance on hard ground, at high altitude, and in wet conditions, Azteca represented a massive leap forward for the game. Its elaborately decorated design was inspired by the hosting nation’s native Aztec architecture and murals.

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The official soccer ball “Etrusco Unico” World Cup-1990, Italy.

This ball was a high-tech product which was manufactured entirely from quality synthetic fibers. The lowest covering consisted of textiles impregnated with latex for form stability and resistance to tearing, the neoprene layer made the ball water-tight and the outer skin made of polyurethane layers was used for abrasion resistance and good rebound properties. The name and intricate design took their inspiration from Italy’s magnificent, ancient history and the contributions and fine art of the Etruscans. Three Etruscan lion heads decorate each of the 20 Tango triads.

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The official soccer ball “Questra” World Cup-1994, USA.

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The official soccer ball “EQT Tricolore” World Cup-1998, France.

French flag and a rooster tail, a traditional symbol of France and the French Football Federation, reflected in the name and design.

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The official soccer ball “Fevernova” World Cup 2002 in South Korea and Japan.

“Fevernova” – the first official ball design that differs from traditional ball Tango in 1978. Drawing and color palette inspired by the Fevernova culture of the far East. The special layer of synthetic foam helped to improve the characteristics of a ball and a three-layer fabric frame provides greater accuracy and predictability of the impact trajectory.

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The official soccer ball “Teamgeist” World Cup 2006, Germany.

For the first time in 36 years, Adidas has receded from the classic 32-panel design. The frame and panels, connected by technology termoskleyki which provide water resistance and smoother surface, improving efficiency impacts. Drawing in black and white indicates the traditional colors of the German national team, with gold trim – a symbol of the World Cup and covered with a transparent protective layer. Name of the ball “Teamgeist” means “Team Spirit”.

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The official soccer ball “Jabulani” World Cup 2010, South Africa .

The “JABULANI”, which means “to celebrate” in isiZulu, features a South African inspired design and radically new technology. The newly developed “Grip’n'Groove” profile provides the best players in the world with a ball allowing an exceptionally stable flight and perfect grip under all conditions. Comprising only eight, completely new, thermally bonded 3-D panels, which for the first time are spherically molded, the ball is perfectly round and even more accurate than ever before.

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