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Interesting Facts About Telstar 18 FIFA World Cup 2018 Football

Globally the football fever remains at peak always. But 2018 is special for the online fantasy football users as this is the year for the World Cup. 

The fantasy football users are in full mode this year as the soccer players are having their adrenaline pumping. 

Let us know a few interesting facts about the Telstar 18, the World Cup 2018 Russia Football 

This World Cup sees a restoration of the original Adidas ball. It had used in FIFA World Cup Mexico in 1970. The Adidas Telstar 18 is ‘the’ ball of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. The name of original Telstar comes from a combo of television and star. It had white with black panels so the ball is prominent on the black and white television screen watched in the era. The original ‘Telstar’ totally reinvented the design of footballs for the future. 

The design and feel 

Designed by Adidas with better aerodynamics and an improved shape, the Adidas Telstar 18 made up of a synthetic leather covering and has six panels. The panels thermally bond using heat to seamlessly patch the panels together. This is a lot more durable than stitching the panels; it gives the ball a seamless touch and feels so the ball can glide through the air and maximize performance. 

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The Telstar 18 also comes fixed with an NFC chip so consumers can interact with the ball through a smartphone and get elite detail data of each ball and content which includes challenges that they can enter and try to beat. 

Concentrate on sustainability 

The Telstar 18 based around the idea of sustainability and made up of recycled packaging and backing stuff. 

Pakistan – the manufacturing nation 

The Telstar 18 is manufacturing in Sialkot in Pakistan which is the world’s biggest manufacturer of hand-stitched footballs, and a hub of local factories that manufacture around 40-60 million footballs each year. In actual fact, the ‘Brazuca’ football used in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil also manufactured in Pakistan. 

The company manufacturing the Telstar 18 for 2018’s World Cup is known as Forward Sports. It manufactures around 700,000 footballs per month and like its name brings forward thinking and pioneering footballs that have also been used in major league football tournaments such as the France Ligue 1, German Bundesliga and Champions League. 

Tested by experts 

The Telstar 18 has been widely tested for its speed, performance and agility. Players of famous football clubs use it on the field such as Juventus, Manchester United and Real Madrid. Football teams such as Colombia, Argentina and Mexico. Top football players around the globe use it such as Alessandro Del Piero, Leo Messi, Lukas Podolsk, Zinedine Zidane and Alessandro Del Piero. It is also tested by the 32 football teams playing in the World Cup before the start of the tournament with the intention to prepare for the matches. 

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