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Archives: 1974 World Cup

View a Gallery of Soccer Balls Used by FIFA Since the First World Cup in 1930

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
1930 World Cup - Tiento

Below is a gallery of every soccer ball used in the World Cup since its founding in 1930. Beginning with leather balls throughout the ’30′s then transitioning to balls with seams in 1938 and eventually landing on the iconic black … Continue reading

The Leopards of Zaire in the 1974 World Cup

Posted on by Aleksandra Slupinski
zaire 1974

The Leopards of Zaire (now known as the Democratic Republic of Congo) qualified for the 1974 World Cup held in West Germany. The former leader of Zaire, president Mobutu, was elected in 1965 after the nation carried out a series … Continue reading