Photo: World Cup Kicks Off With Rounder, High-Tech Ball



Adidas's new soccer ball—called +Teamgeist, German for "team spirit"—grabs the spotlight as the 2006 World Cup kicks off in Germany. The revolutionary ball is being touted as the most technologically advanced soccer ball ever made, but some critics question how well it will perform.

Photograph courtesy Adidas Group


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