Football/Soccer Team Logos Inaccurate

I googled “Uruguay Mexico Tie” since I couldn’t figure out why either team would want to try given that they could advance with only an extra point a piece leaving France out of the knockout stage. This article explains why Mexico might actually try to win. Uruguay will probably still advance with a loss, but they would have to play Argentina. Mexico would have to play Argentina if they tie. Their point differential is a bit better than France’s, so either team would still likely advance even if they tried to beat each other. Whatever the case, don’t bet on a tie unless you get better odds than 4-5 since it’s likely they will collude in some way–Mexico might rest players but let the subs try.

But this is all beside the point. On the site that explained why Mexico might actually try in the game there is a picture of all the teams’ logos. I can’t save it as a picture so you’ll just have to go yourself. The thing I noticed is that the several teams that have a football on the logo have one with the traditional white hexagons and black pentagons:

For instance, here’s the U.S. team logo:

But when was the last time a ball that looked like that was used in international play? Not that they should change their logos based on which ball is being used, but it’s interesting that 13 teams in the world cup use that classic image on their logo and only Slovakia has a football in their logo that doesn’t have the white hexagon/black pentagon ball. Slovakia, though, does have pentagons.

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