FIFA WORLD CUP KNOCKOUT OFFICIAL MATCH BALL
AT THE CENTER OF THE MOST EXCITING PHASE OF THE TOURNAMENT.
Years of legacies, rivalries and dreams come colliding together at the FIFA World Cup™. This ball will be used during the most thrilling stage of the tournament, including the final itself. The unique mono-panel design pays tribute to Russia's urban landscapes, and pixelated graphics mimic the look of a spinning adidas Telstar. The first of its kind, the ball is embedded with an NFC chip that lets you unlock exclusive content on your smartphone. Thermally bonded cover This ball has a seamless surface for pinpoint accuracy and low water absorption Mono-panel design Each panel is the same size and shape to provide smooth, even performance FIFA Quality Pro Stamped with FIFA's highest rating after tests on circumference, weight, rebound and water absorption
THERMALLY BONDED COVER
This ball has a seamless surface for pinpoint accuracy and low water absorption
Each panel is the same size and shape to provide smooth, even performance
FIFA QUALITY PRO
Stamped with FIFA's highest rating after tests on circumference, weight, rebound and water absorption
- 83% polyurethane / 17% polyester cover
- Butyl bladder
- Thermally bonded cover
- FIFA Quality Pro certified
- Requires inflation
- NFC chip embedded in ball
- Product color: White / Solar Red / Black
- Product code: CW4680
Telstar 18 Official World Cup Match Ball for Knockout Stages
The Adidas Telstar 18 Official World Cup Match Ball have been specially created for the Knockout Rounds of the World Cup 2018. The knockout rounds are a special occasion and a special ball is needed for it. The ball features an embedded NFC chip- the first time it's ever been used in an Official Match Ball. The Telstar 18 is a re-imagining of the first Adidas World Cup match ball, the Telstar, which was used at the 1970 tournament in Mexico The ball has a 6 panel design and seamless surface.
Unique Features of Telstar 18
Interact with the Ball through NFC Chip
The Telstar 18 features an embedded NFC chip. The chip enables consumers to interact with the ball using a smartphone. Upon interaction, each ball generates a unique identifier, unlocking exclusive content and information for the user. The personalized and location-aware experience displays specific details of each ball and provides access to challenges which users can enter in the run-up to the World Cup. There is an NFC logo printed on Telstar 18 where the chip is placed
The Telstar 18 pays homage to the first ever Adidas World Cup ball, the 1970 Telstar, and the black and red colored graphics present on it is in sync with the theme. This is the first match ball to be decorated with black panels. This pattern was introduced for the first ball to stand out in black and white Televisions.
The ball has a brand new carcass that retains the best of the Brazuca, the Official Match Ball of the 2014 World Cup, while building in new technology to maximize performance.
This thermally bonded ball has a seamless surface for pinpoint accuracy and low water absorption. Thermally bonded seams prevent water uptake while the texture helps add some friction through all weather conditions. The six panels of premium PU that has been bonded allows for a more consistent flight and touch.
Performance of Telstar 18
A progression from Official Match Balls of the past, a brand new panel design features a metallic print execution and texture graphic effect, engineered to provide performance and durability both in the stadium and on the street. It is made from the latex bladder with 83% TPU/17% Polyester surface. Telstar 18 comes in a rare combination of white and solar red color.