The adidas World Cup KO Official Match Ball is the official match ball for the knock out stages of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Shifting from the monochrome look of the original Telstar 18 to a blazing red, the ball signifies the increased intensity as the competition heats up.
The word Mechta is Russian for dream, which is something all nations left in the competition will be starting to do.
Featuring a brand new carcass and panel design, the adidas Telstar Official World Cup Russia Match Ball is engineered for performance and durability in the stadium and on the street.
The 2018 adidas Telstar football has also been embedded with an NFC chip, which enables you to interact with the ball using your smartphone. The personalised and location-aware experience displays specific details of each ball and provides access to challenges, which you can enter in the run-up to the World Cup.
A reimagined version of the first adidas Fifa World Cup Official Match Ball used in 1970 at the Mexico tournament, its pixelated graphic is inspired by the urban landscapes of the host country.
The thermally bonded seamless surface is built for increased accuracy and lower water absorption while premium materials in the cover, backing and bladder guarantee perfect performance.Features Include:
- NFC chip embedded in ball
- Thermally bonded cover
- Butyl bladder
- Requires inflation
- FIFA Quality Pro certified
- 83% PU / 17% polyester cover
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