Soccer Ball

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The soccer game is one of the most popular sports in the modern era and is played with a standard size of soccer ball size 5 with a circumference of 69 cm (27 inches).

The history of these game dates back to 1855 when Charles Goodyear manufactured and designed spherical balls and in 1863, the English Football Association was established In the 1873, it was decided that the ball shall be spherical, with a circumference of 69 cm-71 cm (27 inches-28 inches), while in 1937, the weight of 400 grams to 450 grams was introduced and established and the ball must be covered by leather or other approved material.

Most recent balls are stitched from 20 regular hexagon and 12 regular pentagons to make a 32- panel of waterproofed leather or plastic. The 32-panel shape is the spherical polyhedron corresponding to the truncated icosahedron and it is round because the faces bulge from the pressure of the air inside

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Newer balls were created by Adidas that are chip enabled ball made to contain a chip known as the integrated ASIC-Chip and a transmitter inside the ball that enables the transfer of data. The chip transfers the data to the referees once the ball crosses the outer goal line or the throw in a line and this system was experimented in Nuremberg Germany and used in Peru throughout the FIFA U-17 World championship cup.

If you’re a professional and amateur soccer ball player or play soccer for fun, and even those looking for the perfect gift for your children at Christmas or birthday gift, get quality ball that suits your tastes and meet the approval of FIFA standards  can be difficult. The purpose of this article is to educate readers about the different types of balls, to help them perfect shot with the highest standards, which makes the game enjoyable and prevent sports-related injuries.

 

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