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Evolution of soccer ball (21 photos)

Uruguay, 1930
After the first half of the final match for the world championship Argentines were in action against the home team 2-1. At the same time the teams played ball model Tiento, manufactured in Argentina …
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Uruguay, 1930
Second half … Uruguayan teams played ball, model T, which was a bit larger and heavier than the Argentine. As a result – 4-2 in favor of Uruguay.
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Italy, 1934
This ball – witness and participant in the quarterfinal match between the national teams of Italy and Spain. That meeting ended with the victory of the Italians 1-0. Federale Model 102.
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France, 1938
This leather also play another World Cup quarterfinals, only four years later. Model called Allen, and the hosts of the championship, the French, in that match gave way to eventual winners Italians 3-1.
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Brazil, 1950
Super Duplo T ball match of the group stage of the U.S. – England. About that legendary duel “dream factory” even made a film with a lot of historical errors and Gerard Butler in the title role. The Americans won 1-0, which, incidentally, has remained for them only for the championship.
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Switzerland, 1954
Ball model Swiss WC Match Ball of the finals Germany – Hungary (3:2). By this time, FIFA has set strict parameters for the size and weight goals. That championship was remembered not only sensational (!) Victory of the Germans, but also exploits shoemaking Adolf Dassler, who later founded the entire sports empire.
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Sweden, 1958
Model Top Star, before becoming the official 1958 World Cup ball, took a hard casting. This ball picky judges chosen from more than hundreds of models.

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