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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I had no idea the soccer/football ball had changed so much, and so recently.

The first world-cup ball (1930; laced, with T-shaped panels; shown deflated):



1970 model (mixed pentagonal/hexagonal panels):



2014 model (six freeform panels):



http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/06/13/sports/worldcup/world-cup-balls.html