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adidas unveils brazuca, the official match ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup

04 December 9:22 am

adidas unveils brazuca, the official match ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup

adidas revealed brazuca, its match ball for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, on Tuesday. "Brazuca" is a local in the country meaning "Brazilian."

From the official adidas press release, "Brazuca is a breakthrough innovation featuring a revolutionary six-panel design.  Created for every player on the field, the ball features six identical panels alongside a unique surface that will provide improved grip, touch, stability and aerodynamics on the field.  Brazuca has been thoroughly tested to meet and exceed all FIFA metrics for an official match ball, ensuring top performance for every condition."