World football governing body, FIFA have unveiled the official match-ball for the world cup holding in Russia next year. According to FIFA, the ball named “Telstar 18″ gets its name from its status as the “star of television”. The first ball to be decorated with black panels, the pattern was designed to stand out on black-and-white TVs, and changed football design forever.
A reinvention of a classic model with a brand-new panel design and the latest technology: in an exciting re-imagining, adidas today revealed the official match ball for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, which pays homage to the first-ever adidas World Cup ball.
Football stars Zinedine Zidane, Alessandro Del Piero, Xabi Alonso, Kaka and Lukas Podoloski were present during the unveiling.
Later on Friday, Adidas Football, along with an image of the five football stars carrying the ball, tweeted: “Squad goals. Introducing: #Telstar18 ?? #HereToCreate.”