The +Teamgeist ball was the official football for the FIFA World Cup 2006. Play in Group F of the 2006 FIFA World Cup completed on June 22 2006. The Fritz Walter Stadion is the home to the Second Bundesliga club 1 A football is a Ball used to play one of the various sports known as Football. The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th instance of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament The plus sign in its name was introduced for trademark purposes, since the regular German language word Teamgeist, meaning "team spirit", could not be trademarked. The plus and minus signs ( + and &minus) are Mathematical symbols used to represent the notions of positive and negative as well as the operations The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages.
The ball was designed by the 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. is a Japanese Sports equipment and automotive parts Company based in Hiroshima, Japan. WikipediaManual of Style (trademarks, which says "Lowercased trademarks with no internal The history of association football balls is the history of the Football (ball in the game of association football. The FIFA World Cup, occasionally called the Football World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international Association football The 1970 FIFA World Cup, the ninth staging of the World Cup was held in Mexico, from May 31 to June 21. Telstar provided by Adidas was the official match ball of 1970 FIFA World Cup and 1974 FIFA World Cup held in Mexico and West Germany 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. The truncated octahedron is an Archimedean solid. It has 8 regular hexagonal faces 6 regular square faces 24 vertices and 36 edges In another first, the 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 change performance as much when wet. Waterproof or water-resistant describes objects unaffected by water or resisting water passage or which are covered with a material that resists or does not allow water passage
Each of the 32 qualified federations received 40 match balls for training purposes. In the qualification process for the 2006 FIFA World Cup started with the preliminary draw held in Zurich in December 2003 197 teams from the six FIFA confederations were allocated
Match balls for the 2006 FIFA World Cup were personalised with the name of the stadium, the teams, the match date and the kick-off time of each individual game, under a protective coating. WikipediaManual of Style (trademarks, which says "Lowercased trademarks with no internal The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th instance of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament
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 and Italy) received 20 of these versions for training purposes.
Although it had been planned to include an electronic tracking system in the ball, this was abandoned after a trial at the 2005 World Under-17 Championship in Peru. The 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship was held in the cities of Lima, Trujillo, Chiclayo, Piura and Iquitos in Peru Peru (Perú Piruw Piruw officially the Republic of Peru ( reˈpuβlika del peˈɾu is a country in western South America.
|FIFA Approved standard||Teamgeist measurements|
|Circumference||68. FIFA Approved is a mark of quality for a football (soccer ball awarded by FIFA. The circumference is the distance around a closed Curve. Circumference is a kind of Perimeter. 5 – 69. 5 cm||69. A centimetre ( American spelling: centimeter, symbol cm) is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one hundredth 0 – 69. 25 cm|
|Diameter||≤ 1. Geometry, a diameter of a Circle is any straight Line segment that passes through the center of the circle and whose Endpoints are on the 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 introduction of a 14-panel construction method means that the number of three-panel touch points is reduced by 60 percent (60 to 24) and the total length of the panel lines falls by over 15 percent (400. For other uses of the words gram or gramme see Gram (disambiguation. (For the South African airport with IATA code "KMH" see Johan Pienaar Airport. 5 cm to 339. 3 cm). Building on the introduction of thermal bonding technology in 2004, the Teamgeist ball is the first time Adidas have used this in a World Cup. Loughborough University conducted extensive comparative testing on the ball, along with the Adidas football laboratory in Scheinfeld, Germany. Loughborough University is a Campus university located in the Market town of Loughborough, Leicestershire, in the East Midlands Scheinfeld is a town in the Neustadt (Aisch-Bad Windsheim district in Bavaria, Germany. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. 
A version of Teamgeist, the Teamgeist MLS, is used in the USA in Major League Soccer as of 2006. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Major League Soccer ( MLS) is the top-flight professional Soccer league in the United States and Canada with 14 teams 13 in the U It is similar to Teamgeist, but the details are in the MLS' official colours of blue and green. Also, the +Teamgeist Winner MLS matchball, which was used in the 2006 MLS Cup, and the league's grand champion's home games in the 2007 MLS season, is chrome silver metallic, trimmed in white, black, and royal blue. Another version, the Teamgeist RFEF, is used in the 2006 Copa del Rey Final; it is red and yellow. The Copa del Rey is an annual cup competition for Spanish football teams The Teamgeist League is red, yellow, and black with white trim and is used in various leagues. In France's Coupe de France, the +Teamgeist FFF matchball is chrome silver with royal blue trim. In Argentina, the Teamgeist Argentine Football Association matchball for 2007 is a navy blue and white with black trim and will be used through the 2007 Argentine Clausura. The Argentine Football Association (AFA ( Asociación del Fútbol Argentino is the governing body of football in Argentina. Also in 2007, the FIFA Women's World Cup +Teamgeist matchball will be blue and red with white trim.
"Official replicas" of the Teamgeist have its 14-panel pattern superimposed on a lower specification 26-panel ball.
There is also the "Wawa Aba", the official Africa Cup of Nations Ghana 2008 match ball, that ball was reportedly criticized for being too light, too fast for the goalkeepers, and was bad at passing as the tournament's MVP Egyptian midfielder Hosny Abd Rabu said. (http://www.footy-boots.com/adidas-wawa-aba/) and (http://nationscup.mtnfootball.com/live/content.php?Item_ID=13453).
While Johann Vogel and David Beckham and others were reported to be happy with the new ball, it was criticised by many top players before the World Cup. Johann Louis Francois Vogel (born March 8, 1977 in Geneva) is a Swiss footballer. David Robert Joseph Beckham, and is also a member of the England national team. These include Brazil's Roberto Carlos and Paul Robinson of England. The Brazil national football team is the national team of Brazil and is managed by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF that represents Brazil in international Roberto Carlos da Silva Rocha (born April 10, 1973, Garça, São Paulo) better known simply as Roberto Carlos, is a Brazilian Paul William Robinson (born 15 October, 1979 in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire) is an English football goalkeeper The English national football team represents England in international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football  They claimed the ball was too light and had a vastly different performance when wet. The ball has fewer seams, reducing air resistance.
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