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Evolution of the world cup soccer ball


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A brief outline of the evolution of world cup soccer balls

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Evolution of the world cup soccer ball

  1. 1. Cameron Kippen
  2. 2. FIFA World Cup © Uruguay 1930 The 1930 FIFA World Cup © was the Inaugural FIFA World Cup and the world Championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in Uruguay during July 1930. FIFA, football's International governing body, selected Uruguay as the host nation. Because of a dispute, a different ball was used in each half, one chosen by each team. Argentina's ball (top) was used for the first half, and Uruguay's ball (bottom) was used for the second half. Uruguay beat Argentina 4-2 in the final. There 70 goals scored in competition.
  3. 3. FIFA World Cup © Italy 1934 The 1934 FIFA World Cup © took place in Italy in 1934. This was the first time teams had to qualify to take part. Thirty-two nations entered and after qualification, 16 teams participated in the finals tournament. Italy beat Czechoslovakia 2–1 in the final. There were 70 goals scored in competion . The Federale 102 ball was composed by 13 polygonal panels which were cut and perfectly fitted together by hand sewing.
  4. 4. FIFA World Cup © 1938 Italy The 1938 FIFA World Cup © was held in France and Italy retained the Championship beating Hungary 4–2 in the final. The Allen ball was composed of 13 panels of genuine leather. A rounder ball there were three panels on the side where the ball could be inflated. White laces were put on a separate, thin panel.84 goals were scored in competition.
  5. 5. FIFA World Cup © 1950 Brazil The 1950 FIFA World Cup© was held in Brazil. The planned 1942 and 1946 competitions were cancelled due to World War II. Both Germany and Japan were not permitted to compete for qualification. Uruguay took the trophy after beating Brazil 2-1 in the final. The Superball Duplo T was completely closed without laces . The ball could be inflatable with a pump and needle through an almost hidden valve. It consisted of 12 identical panels but the edges of these panels were more curved. 88 goals were scored in competition. The Superball was a brown, hand sewn ball and FIFA allowed the manufacturer to print logos and text on the ball.
  6. 6. FIFA World Cup © 1954 Switzerland The 1954 FIFA World Cup © was held in Switzerland. The tournament was won by West Germany, who defeated Hungary 3–2 in the final. The Swiss World Champion ball consisted of 18 panels intertwined with zig zag edges to interlock perfectly. The ball was completely hand sewn and tinted yellow for easier visibility. A record number of 140 goals were scored in competition
  7. 7. FIFA World Cup © 1958 Sweden The 1958 FIFA World Cup © was Hosted by Sweden and the tournament Was won by Brazil, who beat Sweden 5–2 in the final. The Top Star ball had 24 panels arranged in patterns of long and sort panels with the inflation valve in the centre of one short panel. The leather ball was waxed to make it water resistant. Match balls were also coloured yellow, light brown or white (for wet conditions). 126 goals were scored in competition
  8. 8. FIFA World Cup © 1962 Chile The 1962 FIFA World Cup © was held in Chile. The tournament was won by Brazil, Who claimed their second World Cup title By defeating Czechoslovakia, 3–1 in the final. MR (Trade Mark) Crack had 18 chrome yellow leather panels shaped octagonally. The balls were of inferior manufacture and did not correspond with all European standards. There were many complaints after the ball lost weight and colour during games. It was eventually replaced by the Top Star Ball previously used at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden. 89 goals were scored in competition but average goals per match dropped to 2.78 for the first time in the history of the competition.
  9. 9. FIFA World Cup © 1966 England The 1966 FIFA World Cup © was held in England. The host country triumphed over West Germany in the final, winning 4-2 after extra time. The compitition ball was the Challenge 4-Star (Slazenger). In structure it was similar to the 1958 Top Star ball. The leather ball was used in a variety of colors including a reddish-brown coloration used in the final. 89 goals were scored in competition.
  10. 10. FIFA World Cup © 1970 Mexico Adidas started making soccer balls in 1963 And made the first official FIFA World Cup© ball in 1970 played in Mexico. The Telstar Mexico had black and white paneling which was chosen to assist viewers with on black and white television. Subsequently all official FIFA World Cup© balls have been made by Adidas with each One slightly different from its predecessor. 95 goals were scored in the final competition
  11. 11. FIFA World Cup © 1974 West Germany Brazil beat Italy 4-1 in the final. Two match balls were used i.e. the adidas Telstar was updated with black branding replacing the gold branding. The second ball was a white version of Telstar called Adidas Chile Durlast. This was the first time FIFA World Cup © match balls could carry names and logos. 97 goals were scored in the final competition
  12. 12. FIFA World Cup © 1978 Argentina Hosted in Argentina and the host team beat the Netherlands 3–1 after extra time in the final. The adidas Tango Riverplate had 20 panels with triads to create an optical impression of 12 identical circles. The Tango inspired the match ball design for the following five World Cup tournaments. 102 goals were scored in the final competition
  13. 13. FIFA World Cup © 1982 Spain Spain played host to the FIFA World Cup © 1982 and Italy won against West Germany 3-1 to take the trophy. The adidas Tango had rubber inlaid over the seams to prevent water from seeping through. General wear from kicking however meant the rubber began to wear after a short time and needed to be replaced during the game. This was the last genuine leather world cup ball. 146 goals were scored in the final competition
  14. 14. FIFA World Cup © 1986 Mexico The competition was hosted in Mexico. In the final Argentina beat West Germany 3 -2. adidas introduction of the first polyurethane coated ball which was rain-resistant. The Azteca ball was the first to include designs inspired by the host nation. Elegantly decorated with designs inspired by Mexico’s Aztec architecture and murals. 132 goals were scored in the final competition
  15. 15. FIFA World Cup © 1990 Italy The FIFA World Cup 1990 © was hosted by Italy. In the final West Germany beat Argentina 1–0 The adidas Etrusco Unico was the first ball with an internal lining of black polyurethane foam for extra bounce. 151 goals were scored in the final competition
  16. 16. FIFA World Cup © 1994 USA FIFA World Cup ©1994 was hosted by the USA. Brazil took honours after a penalty shootout with Italy (3-2) , after extra time. The adidas Questra was covered in a layer of polystyrene foam. This not only made the ball more watertight but allowed the greater in flight acceleration when kicked. The French made ball felt softer to the touch. 141 goals were scored in the final competition
  17. 17. FIFA World Cup © 1998 France The 1998, FIFA World Cup© was played in France. The host nation beat Brazil 3–0 in the final. The adidas Tricolore sported the French Tricolour (red-white-blue) and was a complete departure from the now traditional black and white pattern. Manufacturers used underglass print technology with a thin layer of syntactic foam. 171 goals were scored during the competition
  18. 18. FIFA World Cup © 2002,Korea Japan For the FIFA World Cup© 2002 was hosted between South Korea and Japan in 2002. Brazil won the tournament for a record fifth time, beating Germany 2–0 in the final. The adidas Fevernova ball had a three mm. thick skin made from 11 layers including a foam layer of tiny gas filled balloons. The outer cover of the ball consists of a combination of special synthetic polystyrenes (polyurethane) and natural rubber. The ball had improved rebound characteristics and increased the accuracy of the ball in flight. 161 goals were scored during the competition
  19. 19. FIFA World Cup © 2006, Germany The FIFA World Cup © 2006 was osted in Germany. Italy won , claiming their fourth World Cup title. They defeated France 5–3 in a penalty shootout in the final, after extra time. The adidas Teamgeist had a reduced number of panels giving the ball a rounder appearance. The ball was designed with traditional colors of the German flag and was accentuated with the golden colour of the FIFA World Cup © trophy.147 goals were cored in the final competition
  20. 20. FIFA World Cup © 2010, South Africa The FIFA World Cup © 2010 was hosted by South Africa. Spain defeated the Netherlands 1–0, after extra time. The adidas Jabulani featured a new grip n groove technology that gave players a ball with stable flight and grip under all conditions. Eight thermally bonded 3-D panels were molded to give the ball a complete sphere appearance. 145 goals were scored in competition
  21. 21. FIFA World Cup © 2014 Brazil The FIFA World Cup © 2014 is hosted by Brazil. The adidas Brazuca is the most scientifically tested ball to date. Like its predicesors it is spherical and multi layered with aerodynamic groves and a rough outer surface for flight accuracy. Whether evolution of the football is the quest for more spectacular play (and goals) and or reduction in injuries related to kicking and heading the ball remains unclear.
  22. 22. References The History of the Official World Cup Match Balls Fifa World Cup match balls through history Telegraph cup/pictures/6670565/Fifa-World-Cup-match-balls- through-history.html?image=31 Worldcup balls info
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