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The 2018 World Cup Ball Is Named After a 1960s Satellite


The 2018 World Cup Ball Is Named After a 1960s Satellite Over the course of the month-long World Cup, fans will cheer for every “golazo” and groan over every near miss, or defensive miscue. One thing most people outside of the pitch won’t lose sleep over, however, is the sport’s most important object: the ball. This year’s ball, the Telstar 18, is named as a tribute to Adidas’ first official World Cup ball from Mexico 1970, but the name has an even richer history than that—one that goes back more than 50 years to a tiny satellite that changed the world.   More



(Source: History - Jun 14)

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