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Has the 2018 World Cup official match ball been leaked?


General view of Kaliningrad Stadium during a media tour of Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup venues on August 28, 2017 in Kaliningrad, Russia.

Sandra Montanez

It looks as though next summer’s World Cup match ball has been leaked, and it mimics the qualities of former balls used in the competition.

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FootyHeadlines released a picture on Wednesday of what appears to be the 2018 World Cup ball, which clearly says “FIFA World Cup Russia 2018" across the face of the sphere.

It also dons Telstar on the side, which would be a more modern take on the original Telstar ball -- that debuted back in the 1960s.

Below is a look at the possible selection for next summer’s competition.

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