The ball for the 1962 World Cup has a rather strange name, isn’t it? Crack Top Star match ball was created specifically for the 1962 World Cup. For the first time in history, the ball in which there were no long elongated stripes became the official ball of the World Cup. Instead, the manufacturer used rounded plates that were fastened with durable cotton threads.
This ball was created by an entrepreneur from Chile. Balls from past world cups often had problems with the valve. Often the ball began to deflate before the game was over. Therefore, Crack Top Star has a reinforced valve. It was a genuine leather ball that gets wet quickly. Often teams even tried to rebuild their tactics taking into account changes in projectile weight.