Telstar Mechta is the name of the official match ball for the knockout phase of the 2018 World Cup . The name " Telstar " goes back to the name of the ball from the soccer world championships in 1970 in Mexico and 1974 in Germany . The Russian word Мечта (Metschta) means 'dream' or 'ambition'. The manufacturer of the football is Adidas .
The " Telstar 18 " was used in the group phase of the 2018 World Cup .
- adidas Football unveils the official match ball for the knockout phase. In: fifa.com. June 26, 2018, accessed June 27, 2018 .