FIFA World Cup 1966 England Slazenger Challenge

$249

The Slazenger Challenge was made of high quality leather and entirely hand sewn. It was composed of 25 rectangular panels, joined together in a way that was very similar to the 1958 ball and which differed only in the panel which contained the valve. In the Slazenger ball the valve was in the centre of a small panel between two other, even shorter panels. The remaining panels were the same as the 1958 ball and the inflating system was the latest type valve – latex rubber. This ball provided excellent sphericity, and its composition was adopted over the years by other brands. The balls of the 1966 World Cup were provided in three different colours: white, yellow, and orange. Although the most widely used model was the white one, in the memory of football fans the orange ball of the historic final of Wembley remains the strongest.

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Event when such ball was used: 1966 FIFA World Cup in England

Size: 5

Color: orange

Material: high quality cow leather

Condition: brand new

Panel structure: 25 panels

Text on the ball: there were no printed panels on the ball (FIFA did not allow the usage of imprinted balls in the 1966 World Cup)

Type of the ball: this ball comes from the pre-adidas historical match ball set, it is the exact reproduction of the original Slazenger Challenge balls as used at the 1966 World Cup in England

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