Better Than the Official Match Ball? 4 Adidas Telstar 2018 World Cup Top Glider Balls Released

When Adidas launched the Official Match Ball for the 2018 World Cup on Thursday, many were not happy with the design and color scheme of the ball. However, the German brand now also launched four takedown models of the Telstar 18, with one standing out with a look that may even surpasses the one of the Official Match Ball. Thanks to Futbol Emotion for the pictures.



Adidas Telstar 2018 FIFA World Cup Top Glider Ball | White - Copper - Gold Metallic




Combining the main color white with Copper and Gold Metallic applications, the main colorway of the Adidas Telstar 2018 FIFA World Cup Top Glider Ball has much in common with the color scheme of the popular Adidas Krasava 2017 Confed Cup ball. It is not unlikely that many would have preferred this paint job over the quite dull 1970-inspired color scheme of the Official Match Ball.



Tech-wise, the Adidas Telstar Top Glider ball is not really comparable to the cutting-edge Adidas Telstar 18 OMB (Official Match Ball). The Adidas Telstar Top Glider is machine-stitched and features a soft upper with a textured surface.

Adidas 2018 FIFA World Cup Top Glider Ball - Features

  • Machine-stitched for soft touch and high durability
  • Textured surface for a better touch
  • Butyl bladder for best air retention
  • Officially licensed by FIFA
  • Requires inflation
  • 100% TPU surface


The Adidas Telstar 18 Top Glider ball is available in three further colorways.

Adidas 2018 FIFA World Cup Top Glider Ball | Solar Red - Black - Silver Metallic




Adidas 2018 FIFA World Cup Top Glider Ball | Solar Yellow - Solar Blue




Adidas 2018 FIFA World Cup Top Glider Ball | Hi-Res Blue - Solar Green - Silver Metallic




The Adidas Telstar 2018 FIFA World Cup Top Glider Ball retails at a price of 20 Euro.


Do you prefer the more colorful design of the white Adidas Top Glider ball over the official Adidas Telstar 2018 World Cup ball? Which of the four Adidas 2018 World Cup Top Glider soccer balls is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.