Making a World Cup ball that isn’t awful is harder than you think
By Simon Choppin
First Published Mar 08 2014 11:15AM
Last Updated Mar 08 2014 11:15 am
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Since 1970, every World Cup football has been made by Adidas and the two most recent balls used, in 2010 and 2006, drew criticism for behaving like a beach ball while in flight. A lot of science and a new design may have fixed the problem, or created others.