10 Bolas Oficiais das 10 últimas Copa do Mundo

10 Official Balls of the last 10 World Cup

Germany 1974 - TELSTAR durlast

Telstar was a Football (association football) made by Adidas. It was first introduced as the Telstar Erlast for the 1968 European Football Championship. It was also the official match ball of the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. The ball was then further use in the 1972 and 1976 European Championships. The similar Telstar Durlast was one of two official balls, along with the Chile Durlast, of the 1974 FIFA World Cup held in West Germany.

The Telstar was the first World Cup ball to use the now-familiar truncated icosahedron for its design, consisting of 12 black pentagonal and 20 white hexagonal panels. The 32-panel configuration had been introduced in 1962 by Select Sport, and was also used in the official logo for the 1970 World Cup. The black-and-white pattern, to aid visibility on black and white television broadcasts, was also well established before the Telstar. The name came from the Telstar communications satellite, which was roughly spherical and dotted with solar panels, somewhat similar in appearance to the football.

The ball was made of leather. The 1974 model's "Durlast" polyurethane coating provided waterproofing as well as protection from damage such as scuffs and tears.

Only 20 Telstars were provided for the World Cup; an estimated 600,000 replicas were sold subsequently. Some 1970 matches were played with a brown ball. The 1974 Chile Durlast was all white.


Argentine 1978 - TANGO durlast

The Adidas Tango is a successful family and brand of association footballs first introduced as the Tango Durlast in 1978 for the 1978 FIFA World Cup in Argentina. Variations of the design had been produced for various competitions including the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA European Championship and the Summer Olympics. The Tango balls have had different names applied to them to distinguish them in their construction, the competitions they have been used for, and even if they are match or replica balls. Adidas has recently introduced the Tango 12 which was named to be a reminder of the older Tango family of balls, although it uses modern construction techniques.

Spain 1982 - TANGO ESPANA

Made in Sialkot, Pakistan, Tango España by Adidas was the official match ball of 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain. The Tango España had improved water resistant qualities through its rubberized seams. These were not very resistant and resulted in the ball having to be changed several times during some games. This ball was the last genuine leather ball to be used in the World Cup.

Mexico 1986 - AZTECA

Azteca Mexico by Adidas was the official match ball of 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. It was also the first fully synthetic FIFA World Cup ball.
The elaborately decorated design was inspired by the hosting nation’s native Aztec architecture and murals.

Italy 1990 - ETRUSCO UNICO

The Etrusco Unico was an association football made by Adidas in the early 1990s. It was the official match ball of the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy, the Euro 1992 in Sweden and the XXV Olympic Games in Barcelona. The name and intricate design took their inspiration from Italy’s ancient history and the fine art of the Etruscans. Three Etruscan lion heads decorate each of the 20 Tango triads.

In Adidas tradition, there was also an accompanying football boot of the same name, which incorporated some of the design elements of the ball.

U.S. 1994 - QUESTRA

Questra was the name given to a family of Association Footballs originally produced by Adidas for major international events in the mid-1990s. The name was derived from an ancient word meaning "the quest for the stars.
The first ball of the family was simply named the Questra and was originally designed to be the official match ball of the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States. Following the convention of the addition of decorations to the established Adidas Tango style since the Azteca and the Etrusco Unico, this one featured space-themed decorations, not only due to its name, but that 1994 marked the 25th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, which is considered to be one of the most important moments in the history of the host country.

France 1998 - TRICOLORE

Tricolore by Adidas was the official match ball of 1998 FIFA World Cup in France. The tricolour flag and cockerel, traditional symbols of France were used as inspiration for the design. It was the first multi-coloured ball to be used in the tournament's final stage and was also the final World Cup ball to bear the classic Tango design, introduced in the 1978 tournament. The design of blue triads decorated with cockerel motifs was adopted to represent the colours of the flag of France. Tricolore was also the first Adidas World Cup match ball manufactured outside of Europe (made in Morocco & Indonesia) since the 1970 Adidas Telstar. "Tricolore" means "three-colored" in French.

Korea / Japan 2002 - FEVERNOVA

The Adidas Fevernova is the official match ball of 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea/Japan, manufactured by Adidas. Its styling marked a departure from the traditional Tango ball design.
The Fevernova's coloring parted from the Tango's style of three-pointed shapes connecting each hexagon, instead introducing a different, triangle-like shape on four hexagons. This colorful and revolutionary look and color usage was entirely based on Asian culture. It also featured a refined syntactic foam layer, to give the ball superior performance characteristics, and a three-layer knitted chassis, allowing for a more precise and predictable flight path.
This ball was notoriously criticised for being too light, yet some spectacular goals were scored with it during the tournament. The ball was also blamed for a number of upsets that happened in the knockout stages.

Germany 2006 - TEAMGEIST

The +Teamgeist (German pronunciation: [ˈtiːmgaɪ̯st]) ball was the official football for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. The plus sign in its name was introduced for trademark purposes, since the regular German word Teamgeist, meaning "team spirit", could not be trademarked.

The ball was designed by the Adidas Innovation Team and the Molten Corporation and is made by Adidas, which has provided the balls used in all World Cup matches since the 1970 World Cup when the Telstar was introduced. The +Teamgeist ball differs from previous balls in having just 14 curved panels (making the ball topologically equivalent to a truncated octahedron), rather than the 32 that have been standard since 1970. Like the 32 panel Roteiro which preceded it, the +TeamGeist panels are bonded together, rather than stitched. It is claimed to be rounder and to perform more uniformly regardless of where it is hit, and being almost waterproof, it does not get heavier in wet weather.

South Africa 2010 - JABULANI

The Jabulani is an Association football ball manufactured by Adidas. It was the official match ball for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The ball is made from eight spherically moulded panels and has a textured surface intended to improve aerodynamics. Nevertheless, the ball received extensive criticism from players and coaches before and during the World Cup who said that the path of the ball through the air was unpredictable.
The ball was consequently developed into the Adidas Tango 12 series of footballs.
The balls are made in China, using latex bladders from India, thermoplastic polyurethane-elastomer from Taiwan, ethylene vinyl acetate, isotropic polyester/cotton fabric, glue, and ink from China.

Brazil 2014 - BRAZUCA

The Adidas Brazuca is the official match ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup which will be held in Brazil. It will be made by the company Adidas, a FIFA Partner and FIFA World Cup Official Match Ball supplier since 1970. This is the first FIFA World Cup ball named by fans.
The name of the ball was revealed on Sunday 2 September 2012. It was selected by a public vote organised by the Local Organising Committee and Adidas, with over one million Brazilian football fans voting. The name Brazuca was chosen with 77.8% of the vote. Two other voting options were given: Bossa Nova (14.6% of the vote) and Carnavalesca (7.6% of the vote).

According to FIFA, "the informal term “brazuca” is used by Brazilians to describe national pride in the Brazilian way of life", and "mirroring their approach to football, it symbolises emotion, pride and goodwill to all". The term is also used as slang for "Brazilian" and became well-known abroad due to the Brazilian diaspora, but can also be a pejorative name used to mean "third class" citizen from Brazil.

The ball is produced by Forward Sports in Sialkot, Pakistan after the manufacturer in China failed to meet the demand.
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Technology will get a new meaning in the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil as the Brazuca balls to be used in the mega event will come with six in-built HD cameras capturing 360 degree view of the on-field action. Encapsulating everything that's Brazil and its passion for the game, the ball has shades of blue, orange and green, and stars on it reflecting the vibrancy and flair associated with the game in the Mecca of football.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/

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