Adidas has revealed the official mat ball for upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia staging from 14 June. The beautiful football looks just like the 1970 world cup’s cult classic ball.
On the brand new world cup 2018 ball design, Argentina star Lionel Messi said, “I was lucky enough to get to know this ball a bit earlier and I managed to have a try with it. I like all of it: the new design, the colours, everything.”
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) November 9, 2017
Adidas’ Category Director of Football Hardware Roland Rommler said, “The original Telstar is one of the most iconic footballs of all time and one which changed football design forever, so developing the Telstar 18 while staying true to the original model was a really exciting challenge for us.”
“The new panel structure and inclusion of an NFC chip has taken football innovation and design to a new level and offers both consumers and players a completely new experience,” Rommler added.
32 national football teams will be participating in the 21st edition of FIFA world cup.