Telstar is a football and it was made by Adidas. But Eigil Nielson, who credited this common 32-panel soccer ball. It was designed in the year 1962 by using twenty hexagonal and twelve pentagonal patches. Eigil Louis Marius Ferdinand Nielsen (September 15, 1918 – September 7, 2000) was simply known as Eigil Nielsen and he was a Danish amateur football Goalkeeper. In 1970 this football became popular so quickly when the Adidas Telstar became the first soccer ball in the FIFA World Cup in Mexico to use this design ball.
Before that, this football was first introduced as the Telstar Elast and it was for 1968 European Football Championship. Then in 1972 and 1976 European Championships, this ball was used. Again in 1974 FIFA World Cup, held in West Germany, Telstar Durlast was one of two official balls along with the Chile Durlast.
The Telstar was the first World Cup Official Ball and which uses now familiar truncated icosahedrons for its design and consist of twelve black pentagonal with twenty white hexagonal panels around it. That time this black-and-white pattern was visibility on black and white television broadcasts because color television was still a rare television set worldwide during that time.
Telstar was made of leather. The 1974 model’s “Durlast” came with a polyurethane coating which provided waterproofing advantages as well as protection from any damage like as tears and scuffs. That time only twenty Telstars ball was provided for the World Cup and estimated 600000 replicas were sold subsequently. But some of 1970 World Cup matches were played with a brown ball and the 1974 “Chile Durlast” was all white color.
Adidas Telstar 18:
The Adidas Telstar 18 is the official match ball of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which will be held in the Russian Federation. It is designed by the company Adidas. This Adidas Telstar 18 was first presented in Moscow on November 9, 2017, by Lionel Messi.
Before the Telstar had 32 panels but this Telstar 18 has six textured panels. All are not stitched but seamlessly glued together like Adidas Brazuca Official Ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which was held in Brazil. Telstar 18 has some unique advantage that was not available before. This ball has an embedded Near Field Communication (NFC) chip. But this NFC chip has no value to players. Because it will not provide any information about their kicks, headers or any other activities with this ball.
Consumers like you who purchase a Telstar 18 are able to connect to the NFC chip using a smartphone to access content and information that is unique to that ball. The Telstar 18 balls will be produced by forwarding Sports in Sialkot, Pakistan. This factory can produce 700000 unite balls per month for global brands including Adidas. Forward Sports is the official provider of balls for FIFA World Cup 2014 and FIFA World Cup 2018. That means they made Adidas Brazuca and now they are providing us Adidas Telstar 18 this year.
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