Official match ball of the 1986 World Cup in Mexico
In the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, the second World Cup celebrated in Mexico after 1970 World Cup, Adidas launched a revolutionary model, the Azteca. The name and its design of the triads (the black triangles are only in the hexagons) represent the Aztec culture.
This model was the first synthetic ball on the World Cup history. The use of synthetic material increased the durability and reduced the absorption of water.
Adidas launched the same model in yellow and red as you can see in the photo above, but the official one was white with red letters.
Michel Platini, one of the stars in that World Cup with the Azteca ball.
But the main star was Maradona and his well-known goal with the Azteca.