Every four years the world comes together for the World Cup, one of the biggest global events in sports.
Since 1974, adidas has brought us the official match ball, starting with the famous Telstar. It was the first chance you could actually watch the World Cup in color, making the original Telstar all that more special. Now, 48 years later, all eyes will be on the tournament in Russia, and the brand new adidas Telstar 18 Official Match Ball will be at the center of it all. With a beautiful and simple white and black design, paying homage to the original Telstar, the newest match ball from adidas is perfect for a high pressure match.
COVER: Six panels of premium PU that has been bonded for reduced water absorption and perfect roundness. The 6 panel design allows for a more consistent flight and touch. Thermally bonded seams prevent water uptake while the texture helps add some friction through all weather.