Official match ball of the 1930 World Cup in Uruguay
12 panel model
As we said earlier, on the first World Cup in 1930, were used two models, the T-Shape and this model below. This ball also consists of 12 panels, but they are not in a T shape as you can see. Model available in store.
This model has gone down in history as the ball icon used in most football shields. Itrepresents all the old leather balls. It is the standard of the first balls.
These balls had an openning, as you can see on the picture above, in order to access the bladder to inflate the ball. The ball had a laces out the ball to protect the bladder (picture below).
One of the referees of that World Cup was John Langenus. As you can see in the picture, he is holding the model which was used on that championship.