World Cup Ball 2018 Design, Features, and Feedback
The World Cup ball 2018 is here and Adidas have unveiled it to mixed reaction. With every FIFA World Cup a new ball is designed and for Russia 2018, the ball has been designed around a classic, the Telstar. This was the ball that was used in the 1970 World Cup by legends such as Bobby Moore, a very young Pele, and Gerd Muller.
The new World Cup ball 2018 was unveiled at a ceremony in Moscow. Lionel Messi said, “I like all of it, the new design, colours, everything.” Messi’s approval, could suggest the Telstar 18 will be favoured by strikers? This will make the Golden Boot interesting and with Harry Kane in the running, England fans could be in for some big wins.
World Cup Ball 2018 Design
The Telstar 18 comes with a brand-new panel design. It also has metallic print and a textured graphic effect. The design of the ball is one of enhanced performance, durability, and sustainability. Also included in the design of the ball was recycled backing material and packaging. The Telstar 18 also has a NFC chip embedded in it and is said to be the most innovative World Cup ball ever. The NFC chip when paired with a smartphone will allow consumers to interact with it to unlock exclusive details on how the ball is working.
World Cup Ball 2018 Telstar 18 Feedback
Manchester United and Real Madrid were two of the teams involved in testing out the new 2018 World Cup ball. David De Gea was disappointed and said, “It’s really strange. It could have been made better.” Pepe Reina said, “I bet you as much as you like that we’ll see at least 35 goals from long range because it is impossible to work out, and it’s covered in a plastic film that make it difficult to hold on to.”
There have always been complaints. The 2002 ball, the Fevernova was too light. Buffon, Italy’s goalkeeper said, “It’s a ridiculous kiddie’s bouncing ball.” The Teamgeist ball in 2006 was slammed by German goalkeeper, Kahn, who said it was designed to favour strikers.