FIFA World Cup 2014 official ball
The Official Match Ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup from adidas is available now! World Soccer Shop carries the complete 2014 FIFA World Cup Ball Collection including Winter Ball, Replique version, sala & mini balls, and even the Jumbo ball.
Matthias Mecking, Business Unit Director, adidas Football ?
We wanted to encapsulate everything about Brazil and their passion for the game in the design and we did this through three main aspects. Firstly, the vibrant colours on the ball reflect those of the Brazilian flag as well as the official logo of the FIFA World Cup. Next we look at the colourful wish bands that the locals wear and this is brought across by the rhythmic and fluid use of the colours on the ball. Finally, we also incorporated stars into the design and again this harks back to the national flag but also reflects their status as World Cup winners.
How long have you been working on brazuca?
The testing process is critical and we actually spent two and a half years developing and refining the ball making it the most tested ball we have ever created. We used 600 players in total across 30 professional and national teams in 10 countries and that gives an indication of how thorough we were in testing the ball. We also used a version of the ball in real-match situations earlier this year during the U20 World Cup and the friendlies between Argentina vs Sweden and Israel vs Finland which means the construction has been used in competitive games already so we are confident that we have a ball that will be fitting for the World Cup.
What is new about brazuca?
Apart from it being our most tested ball ever, brazuca combines the best technology from the popular Tango 12 and UEFA Champions League balls as well as a groundbreaking six-panel design, which improves symmetry, uniformity and efficiency. The new design elements boost performances on the pitch but also simplifies manufacturing and improves quality.
So what does this all mean for the players?
It will feel similar to balls they are used to playing with but the technological changes we have made will provide improved grip, touch, stability and aerodynamics on the pitch.
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Where is the 2014 fifa world cup?
Brazil has been named Host Nation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup(tm) by the FIFA Executive Committee. Live long and