Pre-Adidas World Cup match ball (game used)

FIFA World Cup 1966 England

Slazenger Challenge (Italy - Chile)

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The choice of the football to be used in the World Cup, was a matter of great importance. In previous competitions there had been problems regarding the size and weight of the footballs. In Chile, last minute arrangements had to be made to fly in supplie of footballs from other countries. This was a possibility which obviously could not be tolerated in England, and so it was decided that the choice should be made well in advance of the actual competition in order that the chosen manufacturer would have sufficient time to ensure that the footballs required (in the region of 400) could all be made to conform to the rigorous specifications demanded.

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