The Football World Cup that changed football's most basic equipment: the ball.
The 2006 World Championship in Germany was created in the spirit of teamwork.


Encouraged by the success of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, adidas once again teamed up with the Japanese company Molten to create a gamechanger, which reformed modern football. The ball named +Teamgeist consists of 14 panels, which are no longer made up of the usual hexagonal and pentagonal elements, but the 14 panels are divided into 6 eight-shaped units and 8 propeller-looking elements. The goal of the germans for the self-organized world championship was to create the perfect sphere.

Aerodynamics also appeared in football with the mirror-smooth surface, the glued edges and the short connecting edge length. Many players have complained about the ball, that it is characterized by unpredictable movement during some shots and passes. adidas marketing did not calculate with this movement, as it also advertised on the ball's box that the ball works in a more accurate flight range.

As we mentioned earlier, this is the first World Cup ball, the elements of which were not assembled by sewing. The manufacturer started to glue the panels, so the ball could not absorb water between the gaps, so it became a new game situation in rainy conditions.

Compared to previous years, the exterior of the product was characterized by a black design on a white background, with some gold stripes. There was only one exception to this, the final ball, which was characterized by white, champagne and a huge amount of gold color.


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