Is it going to snow at the 2018 World Cup in Russia? No. No, it isn't. But still, hi-vis footballs always look sharp as, so that hasn't stopped adidas launching their Telstar 18 official match ball in bright orange.

If you've read all there is to know about the standard white adidas Telstar 18 mach ball, then this is an orange version of that. Go back to whatever you were doing. If you haven't then we'll give you a bit of info. If you're still here, the adidas Telstar 18 ball is inspired by the first ever adidas match ball - the 1970 Telstar.


The original 'Telstar' was the ball used in the 1970 tournament which was hosted in Mexico and was dubbed as 'the star of television' as it was designed specifically to stand out on black and white television sets. The Telstar 18 also lands with a brand new panel design and also features 'NFC' tech that hooks up to your phone. So, it's like the one they'll use in Russia, only oranger.

Pick up the adidas Telstar 2018 World Cup Match Ball at