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Official World Cup Final Match Ball Teamgeist Soccer Ball

Very Rare Germany/Italy Teamgeist Ball


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The Final Golden Berlin Ball: Italy vs. France – Only 1600 balls made.

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Germany Costa Rica Kick Off Ball

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France vs. Switzerland Ball (courtesy of Reg Wong)

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Italy vs. France Ball (courtesy of Carlos Del Castillo)


Berlin / Herzogenaurach – April 18, 2006

Adidas unveils Golden Ball for 2006 FIFA World Cup™ Final

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Personalized Match Ball for every game of FIFA World Cup ™

The adidas +Teamgeist™ Berlin, the Match Ball especially produced for the final game in Berlin on July 9th, was officially unveiled by the President of the Organizing Committee, Franz Beckenbauer at the Brandenburger Gate in Berlin. The golden adidas +Teamgeist™ Berlin will only be used in one game, the single most important game in global football, the FIFA World Cup™ final.´

“The FIFA World Cup final is the most important match in the history of sport. There really is no greater thing than to play in a World Cup final. That is why I think it is a fantastic idea to have a very special ball especially for this match,” said Franz Beckenbauer President of the FIFA World Cup™ Organizing Committee: “Sure, the ball will still be round, no change there. But it will be a very special game and it is going to be played with a golden match ball that was especially designed for it. I think that’s absolutely fantastic!” 

This special Match Ball design is similar to the adidas +Teamgeist™ but executed in gold, the color of the FIFA World Cup™ trophy, with black and white details. Its name, “+Teamgeist Berlin”, is not only based on the single most decisive characteristic every team needs to have in order to lift the trophy, team spirit, but also on the German capital where the final will be played. The adidas Golden Ball is already a well-known element in the world of football, because it is the name of the official FIFA trophy awarded to the best player of the FIFA World Cup™ tournament.

In addition, for the first time ever, each of the match balls for the FIFA World Cup™ will be personalized with the name of the stadium, the teams, the match date and the kick-off time of each individual game. adidas will supply FIFA with 15 personalized match balls for each match. Earlier this year, each of the 32 qualified federations received a shipment of 20 match balls for training purposes. All teams will receive a second shipment with 20 balls when they start their final preparation. In addition to the 40 regular match balls they will also be supplied with 20 +Teamgeist™ Berlin match balls so that each of the teams can already start preparing for the FIFA World Cup final now! This delivery will bring the grand total of adidas match balls supplied to FIFA and the participating federations to 2,880.
 
In total adidas expects to sell well over 10 million FIFA World Cup™ match balls. adidas first began the production of footballs in 1963 and is the world’s leading manufacturer, always at the cutting edge of technology and design. adidas has supplied the Match Balls to all major UEFA and FIFA tournaments since 1970 and will also be the Official Partner and Ball Supplier of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup™.

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Herbert Hainer, CEO of the adidas group and Franz Beckenbauer, President of the FIFA World Cup™ Organizing Committee unveil the Golden Ball in front of the Brandenburger Tor in Berlin

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The ball is produced by technology so advanced the German sportswear giant assured the performance is “unprecedented.”The ball should please the home team. Adidas said in a statement it produced Teamgeist “as a tribute to host Germany’s greatest football moments and its traditional uniforms.”

Even the name refers to a German trait: Teamgeist means team spirit, something the Germans have long thrived on instead of individual brilliance. Adidas indicates “The fine gold accents along the rounded propellers are inspired by the golden FIFA World Cupä Trophy. The revolutionary new panel shape is designed to minimize corners and to create a more homogenous system in terms of performance and look. The radiant lines of the graphics surrounding the propeller shape symbolize movement and energy. Thanks to adidas innovation team designer Scott Tomlinson from England and German category designer Anatol Just, +Teamgeistä combines everything needed to become a state-of-the-art product.” 

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Traditional 32 panel hand stitched balls have a wider target zone meaning accuracy is hard to consistantly achieve. The new 14-panel design has resulted in a ball with the most consistent performance characteristics ever, enabling the players to show their true skills. There are fewer seams, so the ball is rounder and performs more uniformly, regardless of where it is hit. The more perfect the sphere is, the more balanced it will be, offering greater accuracy due to the predictability of its flight. The new panel shape harmonizes the energy displacement and minimizes the amount of corners, while the larger panels allow for a cleaner kicking area. Perhaps the biggest difference the players will find with the new balls will be how they play in the wet. Normally, a wet and heavy ball behaves quite differently from a dry one. It flies slower through the air, has a lower bounce and is more difficult to curl. A patented Thermal Bonding technology makes the new ball virtually waterproof with identical performance characteristics wet or dry. The FIFA Approved Standard for water absorption stipulates no more than a 10% weight increase – the +Teamgeist’s has less than 0.1 % weight increase. Similarly, it has significantly improved on all standards for uniformity of rebound and pressure retention and shape and size retention. Clever design and technologies has enabled Adidas to reduce manufacturing tolerances to a new level.

The adidas Innovation Team (a.i.t) has tested the new Match Ball for the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany, first under tough laboratory conditions, later also with professional players and clubs on the field of play. Scientific tests were conducted together with the Sports Technology Research Group of the University of Loughborough, one of the leading institutions of its kind worldwide. These tests confirmed that the adidas +Teamgeist is more round, precise and consistent than any top competitor match ball.

Comparison to FIFA Approved Standards:

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Circumference: The FIFA Approved Standard: 68.5 cm – 69.5 cm. The adidas +Teamgeist: 69.0 cm – 69.25 cm

Diameter: FIFA Approved Standard: max. 1.5% difference The adidas +Teamgeist: max. 1.0% difference

Water Absorption: FIFA Approved Standard: no more than 10% weight increase. The adidas +Teamgeist: Water absorption: no more than 0,1 % weight increase

Weight: FIFA Approved Standard: Weight between 420 and 445 grams The adidas +Teamgeist: Weight between 441 and 444 grams

Shape and Size Retention: FIFA Approved Standard: 2,000 cycles at 50 km per hour. The adidas +Teamgeist: 3,500 cycles at 50 km per hour.

Rebound Test: FIFA Approved Standard: No more than 10 cm. The adidas +Teamgeist: No more than 2 cm.

Loss of Pressure: FIFA Approved Standard: Loss of pressure max. 20% The adidas +Teamgeist: Loss of pressure max. 11%.


Drum Test by Adidas: The drum test was developed by adidas to guarantee high quality and durability of the printed surface, the unique design and look of the ball. The adidas +Teamgeist is the first ball ever to feature a complete underglass print technology, providing the +Teamgeist with the best and strongest surface material ever and guaranteeing the ball is more durable and will hold its unique look much longer.

Overview:New panel shape and carcass construction of the +TEAMGEIST leads to:
Increased precision for straight and curved shots: With the +TEAMGEIST, every pass, every shot, every dribble, is as consistently accurate, powerful and fast as the last.
Improved all weather performance for consistent play in any condition.

  • Revolutionary Panel Shape: eliminates surface irregularities to create a perfectly round ball for greater accuracy
  • New Carcass: improves accuracy and power
  • Complete Underglass Print: significantly decreases abrasion of design
  • Thermal Bonding: seamless panels create a smooth, consistent kicking surface

Will not include the embedded circuitry to alert referees when it has crossed the goal-line.

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Here is a picture of the +Teamgeist tournament replica ball. Notice the standard panels. Similar in design to the Roteiro ball


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Teamgeist II Goal Line Technology

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Yokohama/Herzogenaurach, December 13th, 2007 – Today, adidas and Cairos Technologies presented the new Goal Line Technology and the adidas intelligent football tested at the FIFA Club World Cup™ in Japan from December 7 through 16, 2007.  The official match ball of the tournament, adidas Teamgeist II, features a new intelligent technology designed to assist the referee’s decision in determining when and if the ball has crossed the goal line, making it the most accurate football ever produced. 

“The purpose of the adidas intelligent ball and Goal Line Technology is to provide greater transparency during a match and to assist the referee in making quick decisions that can impact the outcome and quality of the game” said Hans-Peter Nuernberg, Senior Development Engineer, adidas Innovation Team.  “We expect the system to perform very well during the FIFA Club World Cup™ in Japan and we will continue to refine the system so that it is 100% accurate.” 

The intelligent technology implemented in the Teamgeist II uses a magnetic field to provide real-time feedback to a central computer, which tracks the location of the ball on the field and sends the data directly to the referee.  By using a magnetic field and more stabilized and robust components within the ball, the new system is more precise and is not influenced by in-game factors, adverse weather or nearby technical systems.   

“With the complexities and precision needed for Goal Line Technology, it is imperative that the system is tested in a variety of competitive in-game situations,” said Christian Holzer, COO of Cairos technologies.  “The opportunity to test the new technology during such a competitive tournament will supply us with the valuable feedback needed in order to continue refining the system.” 

Since 2003, adidas and Cairos in cooperation with FIFA, have developed the Goal Line Technology, which was first publicly tested in 2005 during the U-17 FIFA World Cup™ in Peru.  The first system used radio transmissions to correspond with a central computer and a microchip suspended in the ball to determine its location on the field.  The new Goal Line Technology and adidas intelligent ball have been redeveloped since 2005 to address the critical situations in which better accuracy is needed.  

Following the testing during the FIFA Club World Cup™ in Japan, the results will be evaluated and next steps will be determined by Cairos technologies and adidas as to when the system will be ready to test again publicly.  The new system currently meets all International Football Association Board (IFAB) requirements and the ball has been approved by FIFA for competitive international play.  adidas’ experience in football manufacturing is unsurpassed anywhere in the world and leads the industry in the production of the most innovative footballs since 1963.  The Goal Line technology is a testament to the ongoing commitment adidas has to innovation and the development of new technologies in football and across all sports categories. 


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Nike Maxim – EPL, SerieA, LFP Official Match Ball

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The Nike Maxim Hi-Vis ball introduced across Europe’s leading leagues — the Premier League, Serie A and La Liga.

The 2012-13 Maxim Hi-Vis ball features a color combination blended together in a unique way to create maximum visual performance and contrast on the pitch. The bold geometric graphic and color combination on the Maxim Hi-Vis creates a strong ‘flicker’ effect to improve sight of the ball under floodlights or in low-light conditions. 

The Hi-Vis ball also features NIKE RaDaR (Rapid Decision and Response) technology to allow players to see the ball better and capitalize on split second scoring and passing opportunities.

In addition to the Hi-Vis innovations, the Maxim features geometric precision technology to distribute pressure evenly across the panels for a consistent, accurate and powerful strike.

Additional performance enhancing innovations include:

– Hand-stitched casing for craftsmanship and durability;

– Durable, lightweight PU casing with micro-grooves stabilizes ball flight to increase efficiency and accuracy;

– Flexible, supple, cross-linked nitrogen-expanded foam provides superior “touch” and a consistent feel in all weather conditions;

– Engineered rubber response layer helps store energy from impact and releases it at launch for enhanced power and speed;

– A layer of polyester support fabric enhances the structure and stability of the ball for long-term performance and durability.

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FIFA Confederations Cup Official Ball


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Three symbols of Brazilian culture combined by Adidas for the Official Match Ball of the FIFA Confederation Cup 2013Specially designed ball created for the FIFA Confederations Cup for only the second time in tournament history

São Paulo, December 1st 2012

The name and design of the official match ball for the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 was unveiled today at the FIFA Draw show. Three symbols of Brazilian culture; Carnival, Football, and Samba have been combined to create the Adidas Cafusa.

Created by the same product team who designed the hugely successful Tango 12, the Adidas Cafusa combines proven high performance technology with a locally relevant aesthetic. The name and vibrant color scheme reflects the national identity with a particular focus the on “Southern Cross” constellation represented in the Brazilian flag. 

Unveiling the Official Ball of FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 is a big moment for us. Brazilians are passionate about football and we wanted to deliver an inspirational ball for this competition, which serves as an example of joy for such a huge event such as the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. We are very pleased with the Adidas Cafusa, the final product has strong Brazilian elements in place throughout the design,” said Rodrigo Messias, Director of the Project 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.

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UEFA Champions League Final Lisbon 2014

2014 Final

In the signature star pattern that has become an icon of the UEFA Champions League, this is the official match ball of the 2014 finale. This is the ball that will be used in the 2014 finale at the Estaˇdio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal on May 24th. In addition to the star panel design, the ball features the official UEFA Champions League logo throughout and a trophy graphic.

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The Finale 13 – The Official Match Ball for the 2013/2014 UEFA Champions League™ season
The adidas UEFA Champions League Finale 13 Official Match Ball will be used by Europe’s elite clubs during all group stage matches of the 2013/2014 competition. As with previous Official Match Balls, the new design features an outer coating texture designed to provide optimal grip at the point of impact.

The artwork within the iconic star panel construction uses distinctive colours (white / infrared / silver / black) and graphics to signify a “ceremony of light” design. The iconic UEFA Champions League logos positioned within the top and bottom star panels and the individual strands spreading from this design represent the vibrant stadiums on match day and resulting light beams emanating across Europe.

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UEFA Champions League Finale Berlin 2015

ADIDAS SETS THE STAGE WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE 

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINALE BERLIN OFFICIAL MATCH BALL

·         Design inspired by the Berliner bear and the city’s 

unrivaled street-art scene

Herzogenaurach / Berlin, 16th February 2015 – Today Adidas is proud to show the world the ball that everyone will want to get their hands on. The Adidas Finale Berlin – the Official Match Ball for the knock-out stages and the Final of the most prestigious club competition in global football – has arrived.

Now that the UEFA Champions League is about to enter its most exciting stage, the ball is ready to become the centre of attention once again, and will shine throughout the pitches of Europe; from the knock-out stages, all the way to the Final.

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 The Adidas Finale Berlin UEFA Champions League Official Match Ball with Berlin´s iconic Brandenburg Gate in the background

The design was inspired by the dynamic, young and hip scene of Berlin. The top star includes one of the most recognisable symbols of the city: the Brandenburg Gate set in front of the legendary Olympiastadion Berlin, the setting for this year’s ultimate UEFA Champions League showdown, which will take place on Saturday 6th June, 2015.

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 The surrounding stars on the ball each have a bold and colourful design, including the other key Berliner symbol: the bear. The vibrant mix of colour is also typical of the expressive, artistic and free spirited German capital city.

 As with all UEFA Champions League Official Match Balls, the Adidas Finale Berlin features an outer coating texture designed to provide optimal grip at the point of impact. The thermally bonded star panel design on the match ball, based on the design of the UEFA Champions League logo, provides a seamless surface and first-class performance. 

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 The adidas Finale Berlin ball will be used on field during UEFA Champions League matches from tomorrow (Tuesday 17th February, 2015) onwards up until and including the this year’s UEFA Champions League Final. 

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2015 COPA AMERICA – CACHAŅA ORDEM 2

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 The Nike Cachaņa Ordem 2 is the official match ball of the Copa America to be held in Chile from June 11 through July 4. Charged with high-performance technologies, this premium constructed soccer ball features Aerowtrac grooves and a micro-textured cover for true, precision flight. Its fuse-welded surface and 12-wing restricted bladder offer superior touch and responsiveness off the foot, while RaDaR (Rapid Decision and Response) technology with depth-enhanced graphics enhance visibility for faster reactions on the field.

Cachaņa is a Chilean slang term meaning to beat a defender with a slick, quick move. The ball design takes inspiration from the host country’s history. The colors of the national flag are used prominently, red to honor the people, blue the sky and white for the Andes.

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FEATURES:

  • NikeŪ Aerowtrac grooves and micro-textured casing design equalize air flow over the surface of the ball for great control and accurate ball flight
  • Restricted 12-wing carbon latex bladder for unbelievable responsiveness and superior touch and shape
  • Fuse-welded three-layer synthetic leather casing provides a great touch and maximum response
  • Compressed Polyethylene layer helps store energy which is then released at launch
  • Cross-linked Nitrogen-expanded foam layer for excellent shape retention
  • Polyester support fabric improves structure and stability
  • Perfect sphericity makes this ball fly faster, farther, and with more accuracy 
  • NikeŪ RaDaR technology with depth-enhanced performance graphics helps in peripheral and central vision so you can react quickly
  • FIFA Quality Approved, the highest FIFA ranking
  • Official Premier League logo for pride 
  • Manufacturer’s two-year stitch and shape guarantee
  • Materials: 40% synthetic leather/30% rubber/20% polyester/10% cotton
  • Vendor Colors: White / Black / Process Blue

2014/2015 English Premier League – ORDEM 2 Hi Vis

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Also official match ball for the La Liga and Serie A

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2016 COPA AMERICA – ORDEM CIENTO: THE OFFICIAL BALL OF COPA AMERICA CENTENARIO

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Throughout its history, Copa America has served up high doses of drama, with each competition fueling the mythology of the world’s oldest international soccer championship – be it final matches featuring four periods of extra-time or a hat-trick of penalty-kick misses.This year’s special-edition contest promises to uphold the theatrical tradition, with the tournament (kicking June, 2016 in the United States) augmenting its standard 12-team line up to 16. Comprising North and South American Football federations, plus a host of invited teams, the cup’s player roster includes Neymar Jr., Giovanni Dos Santos, Alexis Sanchez, Edison Cavani, Clint Dempsey and more. 

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“We’re excited to create the official ball of the Copa America Centenario and to be able to bring Nike innovation to what promises to be an incredible spectacle,” said Andrea Perez, General Manager of Nike Soccer North America. 

At the center the entire spectacle sits the tournament’s official match ball: the Nike Ordem Ciento. Exclusively created to honor the competition’s legacy, the ball blends leading technologies with a bold, graphic aesthetic.

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A graphic red and black composition both modernizes the sport’s classic geometric design and augments it with bold sweeps of soulful color. The resulting bold effect helps players catch sight of the ball quickly, which accordingly helps enable rapid decision-making.

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Designed and engineered for a highly sensitive feel and explosive response off the foot, the ball consists of 12 fuse-welded panels in a three-layer casing system and a poly-blend wrapped, free-floating carbon latex bladder.

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The ball’s NIKE AEROW TRAC grooves, Nike Football’s newest proprietary innovation are engineered to grip and channel air to produce the truest trajectory and most consistent flight, which help ensure stability and accuracy mid-air.

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FEATURES:

  • Nike® Aerowtrac grooves and micro-textured casing design equalize air flow over the surface of the ball for great control and accurate ball flight
  • Restricted 12-wing carbon latex bladder for unbelievable responsiveness and superior touch and shape
  • Fuse-welded three-layer synthetic leather casing provides a great touch and maximum response
  • Compressed Polyethylene layer helps store energy which is then released at launch
  • Cross-linked Nitrogen-expanded foam layer for excellent shape retention
  • Polyester support fabric improves structure and stability
  • Perfect sphericity makes this ball fly faster, farther, and with more accuracy 
  • Nike® RaDaR technology with depth-enhanced performance graphics helps in peripheral and central vision so you can react quickly
  • FIFA Quality Approved, the highest FIFA ranking

More about FIFA testing



See Also:  

Copa America 2015 Official Ball

Latest Soccer Ball Developments

Teamgeist II Goal Line technology

  History of the World Cup Official Soccer Balls

Other Soccer Ball History Information on Soccer Ball World

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UEFA Champions League 2016-2017

Adidas unveils the Official Match Ball for the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League Group Stages

  • New design features messages from players explaining how they win their way
  • New Official Match Ball seen on-pitch for the first time on 13th September 2016
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Herzogenaurach, August 25 – Adidas has today revealed the Official Match Ball for the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stages. The ball, which will help decide the winners of the biggest prize in club football, has a striking new design featuring comments from Adidas players on what winning means to them. The hand written messages come from some of the game’s best players, including the likes of Mesut Ozil, Toni Kroos, James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale all saying how they win their way. “Play your life, I play mine”, says Ozil, with Toni Kroos contributing “controlling the game is everything”. James Rodriguez says “la creatividad gana”, meaning “creativity wins” whereas Bale says “being faster than a bullet”.

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The ball features white panels surrounded by green stars and is based on the design of the UEFA Champions League logo. The star panels contain an outer coating texture, consistent across all Adidas UEFA Champions League Official Match Balls , to provide a seamless surface for optimal grip in varied conditions. 

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UEFA Champions League 2017 Cardiff Finale

Adidas Official Match Ball for the 2017 UEFA Champions League Round of Sixteen Stages

  • Similar design at previous Champions League balls
  • Graphics include a Welsh Dragon in blue and gray colors as a symbol of Wales
  • Cardiff’s National Stadium of Whales will be the location of the 2017 UEFA Champion’s League final
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The ball features the famous star panels with the new graphics and the Champions League logo. The star panels contain an outer coating texture, consistent across all Adidas UEFA Champions League Official Match Balls , to provide a seamless surface for optimal grip in varied conditions. 

Adidas has not officially released this ball.  More information to come.

Adidas Unveils Welsh Dragon-Inspired Official Match Ball for the UEFA Champions League Knock Out Stages and Final 

– Ball design is inspired by famous national symbol of Wales –

– Ball will be used during the knock-out phases and final in Cardiff –

Herzogenaurach, 13th February – With the UEFA Champions League returning for its crucial final stages, Adidas today unveiled theOfficial Match Ball that will be used as Europe’s best teams compete for the trophy.  

Celebrating the nation of Wales, which will host this year’s final, the ball’s unique design features a striking dragon print – inspired by the national emblem, which famously features prominently on the Welsh flag. 

The Adidas team, who travelled to Cardiff as part of the design process, drew inspiration from the power and strength the dragon represents in Celtic mythology – with the dragon print designed to represent the ferocity with which the final stages are played. 

The ball also delivers the performance benefits required to match the standard of the players set to light up the latter stages of the competition – the likes of Messi, Bale, Suarez and Müller. Its outer coating texture is consistent with all the Adidas UEFA Champions League Official Match Balls and provides optimal grip, while the thermally-bonded star panel design provides a seamless surface for improved first touch. 

The Adidas Final Cardiff 2017 ball will be used on field during UEFA Champions League matches from 14th February up until and including the final on 3rd June.


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