Quiz: how well do you know your World Cup balls?

first_imgThe 1982 Tango España has what claim to fame? You got… Topics Umbro It was the first Tango matchball to appear at a World Cup The waves that crash against the west coast of France Torschnell It literally means “the quest for the stars” and 1994 marked the 25th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission The original detailing on the balls used in 1994 was a space scene of stars and planets Hambani Fevernova Beckham was a fan. He called the ball “exceptional”. Gianluigi Buffon disagreed: “It’s a ridiculous kiddy’s bouncing ball.” The Gallic cockerel, high-speed trains and the turbine It feels a bit of a stretch, though you can just about make them out if you stare at the ball long enough. Fifa say this is “the first multicoloured official match ball” Not great The ball for the 1962 tournament was so useless it was replaced by the one used in Sweden 1958 – the Top Star. The demise of the 1962 ball, made by Chilean manufacturer Zamora, is something of a shame as it had an eye-catching name. What was it? 1970 The new black and white design was apparently introduced to make the ball easier to see on black and white TVs. It’s simply Spanish for “victory” Share on Twitter Adidas held a poll to name the 2014 ball, with Brazuca getting over 70% of the votes. What were the other names on the ballot? Teamgeist The first ball to shy away from the 32-panel structure that had been de rigueur since 1970. This had just 14 1974 Mitre Winner, winner, chicken dinner Mr Spank It was the last fully leather ball used at a World Cup Four years later came the arrival of a polyurethane coating It is the heaviest ball ever used at a World Cup Share on Messenger Vuvuzela Admiral Slazenger The Slazenger Challenge was the one smacked home by Geoff Hurst in the final Share via Email Challenge your friends Tango 14 Africa Mr Crack In attempt to move ball design forward Zamora used octagonal panels rather than the traditional long ones. Not a great success, but the idea was solid – Adidas would get there a few years later Share on Pinterest Mr Whack Share on LinkedIn Samba and Copacabana Jo’bulani See what they did there? It is the name of the US city where the first football on American soil is believed to have been played Punkte Europass The Eiffel Tower 1966 Nigel De Jong crashes his boot into Xabi Alonso’s chest, presumably confused by the fact that, having played with the Jabulani for the whole tournament in 2010, a new ball was used for the final. What was it called? features Liberté, égalité and fraternité What’s the name of this ball being nodded away by the Germany head coach Jürgen Klinsmann? Below average World Cup Work to do It’s a portmanteau of the Spanish words for “quest for the gold” It was also used at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona Just outside the European places Useless Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp These flourishes on the Tricolore, used at France 1998, are supposed to represent what? Mid-table safety Champions League level 1978 Share on Twitter The Divine Ponytail holds the Questra during USA 94. Why was it called Questra? Mr Smack The ball for the 2018 tournament is the latest iteration of the Adidas Telstar – the actually-pretty-smart-looking Telstar 18. When was the Telstar first used at a World Cup? What was the name of this underwhelming number next to David Beckham from the 2002 tournament in Japan and South Korea? Shuriken Share via Email Who made the ball at the 1966 tournament? Bossa Nova and Carnavalesca The Bossa Nova picked up just over 14%, Carnavalesca just over 7% World Cup 2018 Share on Facebook Boabola and Rapidez Starflight Europa League level Tamagoru So close! Joga ball-ito and Caxirola Submit answers Pretty poor Reuse this contentlast_img

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