The first 32-panel ball was marketed by Select in the 1950s in Denmark. The first "official" FIFA world cup soccer ball was the Adidas Telstar used in the 1970 world cup at Mexico. Buckminster Fuller, US Pavilion for the 1967 International and Universal Exposition in Montreal, 1967, Buckminster fuller, Dome scheme, Telstar, Adidas, 1970" />
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Buckminster Fuller, US Pavilion for the 1967 International and Universal Exposition in Montreal, 1967
Buckminster fuller, Dome scheme
Telstar, Adidas, 1970
Buckminster Fuller, US Pavilion for the 1967 International and Universal Exposition in Montreal, 1967 | Buckminster fuller, Dome scheme | Telstar, Adidas, 1970
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The first 32-panel ball was marketed by Select in the 1950s in Denmark. The first "official" FIFA world cup soccer ball was the Adidas Telstar used in the 1970 world cup at Mexico.

Early footballs were sewn up with laces. These days, footballs are made from synthetic leather patches sewn together in a design based on the 'Buckminster Ball' or known as the Buckyball. The American architect Richard Buckminster Fuller came up with the design when he was trying to find a way for constructing buildings using a minimum of materials.

The shape is a series of hexagons, pentagons and triangles, which can be fitted together to make a round surface. The modern soccer ball is essentially a Buckminster Ball consisting of 20 hexagonal and 12 pentagonal surfaces. When they are sewn together and inflated they make a near perfect sphere.  The black spots on the ball helped players to perceive any swerve on the ball.

 
 
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