Telstar to Jabulani to Brazuca: Evolution of World Cup Final Ball

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Telstar to Jabulani to Brazuca: Evolution of World Cup Final Ball
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The inaugural World Cup in 1930 used the old heavy leather balls with no definitive markings or designs on them. It took until 1970 before Adidas made the first official World Cup ball used in the final.

Since then, there have been a further 11 balls designed by Adidas that have featured in World Cup finals up to the present day.

Let’s take a look through the archives to see the evolution of the World Cup finals ball from the Telstar to the modern-day Brazuca.

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