December 04, 2009

All World Cup Balls Since 1930: The Telegraph offers a pictorial history of the match balls used in soccer's World Cup, beginning with the two used in the 1930 final between Uruguay and Argentina.

posted by rcade to soccer at 06:04 PM - 3 comments

Thanks for the link, rcade. That was fascinating.

posted by scully at 08:26 AM on December 05, 2009

Because of when I learned soccer, I thought the ball was always supposed to look like this.

posted by rcade at 09:28 AM on December 05, 2009

Have to wonder about the aerodynamics of some of the earliest balls, not to mention the wild bounces they must have taken.

I'm right there with ya rcade about what the look of a soccer ball should be. For the first 3 yrs I played that was all I saw and then all of a sudden here was this new design that I just new had to be illegal in some way.

posted by Folkways at 09:51 AM on December 05, 2009

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