Adidas Brazuca WC Brazil 2014 – FIFA Approved 202.W8S
White / Night Blue / Multicolor
Who’s the greatest football team on the planet? Who will bring the biggest prize in football back home to their native soil? It all comes down to two teams, one match, and one ball. This ball. At the centre of Brazil 2014 is the Brazuca, the official match ball of the biggest sporting event on the planet, made from premium materials and rigorously tested to receive the highest FIFA ratings for feel, durability and flight.
The product of a two-and-half-year testing process involving some of the world’s biggest stars, Adidas on Tuesday night unveiled the Brazuca, the official match ball for next summer’s World Cup.
Bayern Munich, AC Milan, Lionel Messi and Iker Casillas were involved in the development of the ball, whose six identical panels, alongside a new surface structure will, according to adidas, provide “improved grip, touch, stability and aerodynamics”. The makers say it is the most tested Adidas ball of all time.
Dani Alves, Barcelona’s Brazilian star, said: “My first impression of the Brazuca is of a ball that is fantastic and we are going to have a lot of fun with it. adidas has crfeated an incredible-looking ball fitting for a tournament as big as the Fifa World Cup. Most importantly, it plays well on the ground and in the air. I’m sure all the players will love it.”
The technology incorporated into the bladder and carcass of Brazuca is the same as that used in the Tango 12 (the Euro 2012 match ball), Cafusa (2013 Confederations Cup) and the Champions League match ball but the panels and surface structure are new developments.
Adidas say the Brazuca has been tested to meet and exceed all Fifa metrics for an official match ball.
The ball, the successor to the Adidas jabulani used at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, has already been tested in competitive international matches, at the Under-20s World Cup, with a different print design, and in the friendly between Sweden and Argentina last February.
– High-end materials in the cover, backing and bladder for perfect on-field performance
– Seamless surface for a more predictable trajectory, better touch and lower water uptake
– Highest FIFA rating: Ball passed FIFA tests on circumference, weight, rebound and water absorption