What's inside the World Cup football?
- BOMBS AWAY. Oldham, Scott // Popular Mechanics;Oct2001, Vol. 178 Issue 10, p64
Discusses the evolution of footballs. Limitations of the balls used when football was introduced in the United States in 1869; Selection of the Spalding J5-V watermelon-shaped football, nicknamed The Duke, as the official ball of the American Football Association in 1920; Improvements in the...
- Adidas Makes Athletes Faster With Lightest Cleat in Football. // Chicago Citizen - South Suburban Edition;4/20/2011, Vol. 30 Issue 24, p10
The article reports on the arrival of the adiZero 5-Star, which is considered as the lightest football cleat, from Adidas AG in stores on April 1, 2011.
- World Cup fever kicks on. // National Liquor News;Jul2006, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p15
The article reports on the promotional footballs being given by Taylor to retailers until the end of July 2006. Retailers that will purchase at Taylors Estate range before July 31 will receive 12 Taylor-branded footballs to offer customers on every 6 bottles bought instore.
- Well Equipped. Newell, Kevin // Coach & Athletic Director;Mar2004, Vol. 73 Issue 8, p60
Describes several innovative football-related products, introduced in the U.S. market in March 2004. J5V and TF-100 balls from Spalding; Hadar HX football blocking sled from Hadar Athletic; Apparel jersey and pants from Under Armour.
- World Cup: Physics bamboozles goalies. // InTech;Jul2006, Vol. 53 Issue 7, p18
The article provides information on Teamgeist football from Adidas. The ball debuted in the opening game of the 2006 World Cup. Teamgeist has smoother surface than conventional footballs because it has fewer panel and seams. The smooth surface makes the ball more aerodynamically closer to...
- Pakistani workers fire 'Brazuca' ball to Brazil. // Eastern Eye;6/13/2014, Issue 1255, p3
The article discusses the creation of Brazuca ball from Adidas AG and outlines the features of the ball.
- Teamgeist Soccer Ball for the FIFA World Cup. // China Chemical Reporter;7/11/2006, Vol. 17 Issue 19, p9
The article examines the materials used in constructing the soccer ball used for the Federation Internationale de Football Association World Cup held in Germany in 2006. Special measures were undertaken in the entire construction of the soccer ball. The bonding technology was developed and...
- Super-round ball developed for World Cup. // Advanced Materials & Processes;Jul2006, Vol. 164 Issue 7, p6
The article reports on the soccer ball developed by the team of Adidas and Bayer MaterialScience for the FIFA World Cup 2006, held in Germany in June 9 to July 9, 2006. Materials used include aliphatic outer finish, aliphatic intermediate coat and syntactic foam that provides resilience and...
- World Cup ball too bouncy? // Chemical Week;6/29/1994, Vol. 154 Issue 25, p6
Cites Colombian soccer team goalkeeper Oscar Cordoba's criticism of World Cup 1994's Questra synthetic soccer ball made by Adidas Corp. with special polyurethane compounds in conjunction with Bayer AG. Problem with flight of ball; Adidas' response to criticism.