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Telstar is official match ball of World Cup 1970

Telstar is name of official match ball of FIFA World Cup 1970 in Mexico.

It's first Adidas ball which was using in a World Cup. It was made of leather and was shaped like a truncated icosahedron, composed of 12 black pentagons and 20 white hexagons. Name of the ball Telstar was formed from the respective titles of the American artificial satellite of Earth, put into orbit in 1962. Moreover, the ball has been nicknamed "Star of Television", because design of the ball is compatible for black-and-white TV.

Only 20 Telstars were provided for the World Cup, approximately 600,000 replicas were sold-out later. Some 1970 matches were played with a brown ball. The 1974 Chile Durlast was all white.