Is the soccer ball Vladimir Putin handed President Trump days after Russia hosted the World Cup bugged? “If it were me, I'd check the soccer ball for listening devices and never allow it in the White House," Sen. Lindsey Graham tweeted. It turns out the ball, made by Adidas, does have a chip in it. The official Adidas Telstar was used during every game of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Each one comes with a built-in communication chip.