Fifa World Cup Official Match Ball History (1930-2022)

Official Match Balls

Tiento (first half)
T-model( second half)

(1930 )

This is an official match ball that is used first time in the FIFA world cup by two finalists in 1930. Host team Argentina supplied the Tiento ball in the first half and Uruguay used the T-model ball in the second half of the match.

Official Match Balls

Federale 102, Allen,Duplo T

(1934,1938,1942 )

The balls that were used in the 1924 and 1938 world cup both were made up of leather and manufactured by ecas, consisted of 13 panels, and had white cotton laces on a separate, thin panel. In 1950 the ball was introduced with a syringe valve without any laces.

Official Match Balls

Swiss World Champion, Top Star, Crack

( 1954,1958,1962 )

The first 18-panel ball was used in 1954 Fifa. The top star ball was used in 1958 Chosen from 102 candidates in a blind test by four FIFA officials. The crack ball was used in the 1962 world cup but the referee was unimpressed with the Chilean ball provided for the opening match.

Official Match Balls

Challenge-4-Star Telstar,Telstar Durlast

( 1966,1970,1974 )

Challenge-4-star ball in orange& yellow 18-panel ball that was used by FIFA in 1966 is manufactured by Slazenger.

Addidas made the star Telstar & Telstar durlast ball first time in 1970 and in 1974 .it was the first 32 panel white and black ball used in the FIFA world cup.

Official Match Balls

Tango, Tango Espana,Azteca

(1978,1982,1986 )

Tango was used in the 1978 world cup and also used in UEFA European championship. Tango Espana was also similar to Tango had a polyurethane coating improved rubberized seams and was the last leather ball to be used in the World Cup. Azteca was the First fully synthetic FIFA World Cup ball and first hand-sewed ball.

Official Match Balls

Etrusco Unico,Questra,Tricolore

(1990,1994,1998 )

Addidas was made the association football Etrusco Unico in early 1990 for world cup & Copa America in Chile. Questra was made for mega-events in the mids of 1990 to 1996. The first colored ball that was used in the 1998 world cup is Tricolore.


Fevernova is the first triangular design football that was used in the 2002 FIFA world cup and it was manufactured by Addidas. It has a different visual design that was specially designed for this world cup.

Teamgiest, Teamgiest berlin

Teamgiest 14 panel ball was specially designed with the date and team names on that particular day’s match in the 2006 world cup. Teamgiest berlin was also designed with gold color for the final match of the 2006 world cup.


Ju’bulani has 8 panels and a special variant was used for the final match in FIFA 2010, the gold Ju’bulani which was named after “Ju’Burg” a standard south Africa nickname Johannesburg.


Brazuca is the first FIFA world cup ball named by the fans. The ball has been made of six polyurethane panels that have been thermally bonded. For the final match of the 2014 world cup, a different color scheme was used, featuring green, gold, and black.

Telstar 18

For the first 48 matches of 2018, world cup teams competed with a ball designed in tribute to the original Addidas Telstar that was also used in the 1970 and 1974 world cups.

Telstar Mechta

At the end of the 2018 World Cup group stage, FIFA revealed a new color scheme to be used for the 16 matches played in the knockout matches the Telstar Mechta.

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