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The +Teamgeist (German pronunciation: [ˈtiːmgaɪ̯st]) ball was the official football for the 2006 FIFA World Cup
2006 FIFA World Cup
in Germany. The plus sign in its name was introduced for trademark purposes, since the regular German word Teamgeist, meaning "team spirit", could not be trademarked.

Contents

1 Design 2 World Cup match balls 3 Technical specification 4 Criticism 5 Teamgeist 2 6 Variants 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Design[edit] The ball was designed by the Adidas
Adidas
Innovation Team and the Molten Corporation and is made by Adidas, which has provided the balls used in all World Cup matches since the 1970 World Cup when the Telstar was introduced. The +Teamgeist ball differs from previous balls in having just 14 curved panels (making the ball topologically equivalent to a truncated octahedron), rather than the 32 that have been standard since 1970. Like the 32 panel Roteiro which preceded it, the +TeamGeist panels are bonded together, rather than stitched. It is claimed to be rounder and to perform more uniformly regardless of where it is hit, and being almost waterproof, it does not get heavier in wet weather. World Cup match balls[edit] Each of the 32 qualified federations received 40 match balls for training purposes.

Teamgeist Gallery in Adidas
Adidas
"world of football", Berlin

Match balls for the 2006 FIFA World Cup
2006 FIFA World Cup
were personalized with the name of the stadium, the teams, the match date, and the kick-off time of each individual game, under a protective coating. A special match ball was used for the final game — the "+Teamgeist Berlin". The design is the same as the other match balls, but accented in gold, with black and white details. Both qualified federations ( France
France
and Italy) received 20 of these versions for training purposes.There is also a gold +Teamgeist ball. Technical specification[edit] Although it had been planned to include an electronic tracking system in the ball, this was abandoned after a trial at the 2005 Under-17 World Championship in Peru.

FIFA Approved
FIFA Approved
standard[1] Teamgeist measurements[1]

Circumference 68.5 – 69.5 cm 69.0 – 69.25 cm

Diameter ≤ 1.5% difference ≤ 1.0% difference

Water absorption ≤ 10% weight increase ≤ 0.1% weight increase

Weight 420 - 445 g 441 - 444 g

Shape and size retention 2000 cycles at 50 km·h−1 3500 cycles at 50 km·h−1

Rebound test ≤ 10 cm ≤ 2 cm

Loss of pressure ≤ 20% ≤ 11%

The Teamgeist was the first World Cup ball to not have the traditional 32 panels. Instead, the ball is made up of 14 panels, which means that the number of three-panel touch points is reduced by 60% (60 to 24) and the total length of the panel lines falls by over 15% (400.5 cm to 339.3 cm). Building on the introduction of thermal bonding technology in 2004, the Teamgeist ball is the first time Adidas
Adidas
has used this in a World Cup. Loughborough University conducted extensive comparative testing on the ball, along with the Adidas
Adidas
football laboratory in Scheinfeld, Germany.[2] Criticism[edit] While Swiss international Johann Vogel
Johann Vogel
and David Beckham, both sponsored by Adidas, and others were reported to be happy with the new ball, it was criticized by many top players before the World Cup. Players such as Brazil's Roberto Carlos[3] and Paul Robinson of England
England
were among the critics of the new ball,[4] claiming it was too light and had a vastly different performance when wet. The ball has fewer seams, reducing air resistance and thus altering flight patterns.[5] The "Wawa Aba" ball of the Africa Cup of Nations was criticised by the player of the tournament, Hosny Abd Rabo of Egypt, who said that ball was bad for passing.[6] Teamgeist 2[edit] The Teamgeist 2 was introduced by Adidas
Adidas
as an update of the ball during the 2007 Club World Cup in Japan. The ball was then formally introduced in 2008. Variants[edit]

An Adidas
Adidas
Teamgeist Berlin

Adidas
Adidas
has produced multiple variants of the +Teamgeist and Teamgeist 2 for various competitions. [7]

Year Variant name Competition

2006 Teamgeist 2006 FIFA World Cup

2006 Teamgeist Berlin 2006 FIFA World Cup
2006 FIFA World Cup
final

Teamgeist Blue

Teamgeist Red 2006 FIFA Club World Cup

2006 Teamgeist RFEF 2006–07 Copa del Rey

2007 Teamgeist Blue 2007 China 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup

2007 Teamgeist Red 2007 Canada 2007 FIFA Under-20 World Cup

Variants of this ball include the Adidas
Adidas
Teamgeist 2 Magnus Moenia, used in the 2008 Olympic Games, as well as the related Adidas
Adidas
Europass used for UEFA Euro 2008.

Preceded by Fevernova Official World Cup Ball 2006 Succeeded by Jabulani

See also[edit]

Association football (ball) Adidas
Adidas
Europass

References[edit]

^ a b "Official World Cup Final Match Ball Teamgeist Soccer Ball". Soccerballworld.com. 2006-04-18. Archived from the original on 15 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-13.  ^ "adidas unveils the match ball for the 2006 FIFA World Cup
2006 FIFA World Cup
- tested at Loughborough University". Loughborough University. 13 December 2005. Retrieved 28 September 2008.  ^ "Champs: New ball falls flat". Sports. St. Petersburg Times. Associated Press. 2006-06-02. Retrieved 2010-07-13.  ^ Taylor, Daniel (7 June 2006). "The balls are awful says Robinson, but luckily I've had some practice". World Cup 2006. Baden-Baden: Guardian Unlimited Football. Retrieved 2010-07-13.  ^ Elliot, Danielle. "Why the World Cup Suddenly Has So Many Goals". Nautilus. Retrieved 7 August 2014.  ^ "Hosni Abd Rabou Exclusive". MTN Africa Cup of Nations. 2008-02-06. Archived from the original on 2011-02-03. Retrieved 28 September 2008.  ^ http://www.afewgoodballs.com/adidas/

External links[edit]

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FIFA World Cup
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symbols

Albums (Official)

1994: Gloryland 1998: Allez! Ola! Ole! 2002: The Official Album 2006: Voices 2010: Listen Up! 2014: One Love, One Rhythm

Anthems (Official)

1998: "La Cour des Grands (Do You Mind If I Play)" 2002: "Anthem" 2006: "Celebrate the Day" 2010: "Sign of a Victory" 2014: " Dar um Jeito (We Will Find a Way)
Dar um Jeito (We Will Find a Way)
" 2018:

Songs (Official)

1962: "El Rock del Mundial" 1966: "World Cup Willie (Where in this World are We Going)" 1970: "Fútbol México 70" 1974: "Futbol" 1978: "El Mudial" 1982: "Mundial '82" 1986: "A Special
Special
Kind of Hero" 1990: "Un'estate italiana" 1994: "Gloryland" 1998: "The Cup of Life" 2002: "Boom" 2006: "The Time of Our Lives" 2010: "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" 2014: "We Are One (Ole Ola)" 2018: "Team 2018"

Mascots (Official)

1966: World Cup Willie 1970: Juanito 1974: Tip and Tap 1978: Gauchito 1982: Naranjito 1986: Pique 1990: Ciao 1994: Striker, the World Cup Pup 1998: Footix 2002: Ato, Kaz, and Nik 2006: Goleo VI and Pille 2010: Zakumi 2014: Fuleco 2018: Zabivaka

Balls (Official)

1970: Telstar 1974: Telstar Durlast 1978: Tango Durlast 1982: Tango España 1986: Azteca 1990: Etrusco Unico 1994: Questra 1998: Tricolore 2002: Fevernova 2006: +Teamgeist 2010: Jabulani 2014: Brazuca 2018: Telstar 18

Video games

1986: World Cup Carnival 1990: World Cup Soccer: Italia '90 · World Cup Italia '90 1994: World Cup USA '94 1998: World Cup 98 · Jikkyou World Soccer: World Cup France
France
'98 · World Soccer Jikkyou Winning Eleven 3: World Cup France
France
'98 2002: 2002 FIFA World Cup 2006: 2006 FIFA World Cup 2010: 2010 FIFA World Cup
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South Africa 2014: 2014 FIFA World Cup
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Brazil

Instruments

2010: Vuvuzela 201

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