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OFFICIAL MLS MATCH BALL 2016 – NATIVO

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Same ball construction as the Brazuca.

Adidas and Major League Soccer unveiled a newly designed NATIVO, the official match ball for the 2016 season. The most tested MLS ball to date, NATIVO utilizes the latest Adidas technology to deliver the highest level of performance to the entire league. 

Extensively tested by teams around the world, every element of NATIVO’s construction has been scrutinized to provide the greatest control and accuracy. The Adidas NATIVO includes a unique symmetry of six identical panels alongside a textured surface that has been updated to ensure the truest flight of the ball.   

“Each year we strive to take the official match ball to the next level of performance,” said Zola Short, Senior Sports Marketing Manager, Adidas. “The NATIVO delivers on that goal while giving clubs and fans a look that’s unique to Major League Soccer.”

 The NATIVO’s design continues to be inspired by MLS’ three pillars of Club, Country and Community. Infusing the flags of the league’s two home countries, the United States and Canada, NATIVO features new stars, stripes and maple leaf decals across the paneling. The ball is imprinted with the MLS crest and Adidas logo along with the signature of MLS Commissioner Don Garber. 


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Official Match Ball Beau Jeu UEFA EURO 2016

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One of the most famous French footballers of all time, Zinédine Zidane has taken to his personal Instagram page https://instagram.com/zidane/ to reveal Beau Jeu, the Official Match Ball of the UEFA EURO 2016TM group stages. Beau Jeu, translated in English as “the beautiful game”, is closely linked to next year’s host country, France. The layering of color incorporates the blue, white and red of the French Tricolour, and integrates silver highlights in reference to the much sought after UEFA EURO trophy. The letters E – U – R – O and the figures 2 – 0 – 1 – 6 are also clearly visible through the blocking design of the ball.

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The ultimate ambassador of “the beautiful game”, Zinédine Zidane took center stage with Beau Jeu inside the world’s first digital football stadium entitled FUTURE ARENA in Saint Denis, Paris. FUTURE ARENA is a five a side football pitch with an incredible 360° projected digital football stadium surrounding the players who dare to take the field and experience what it feels like to play in front of 50,000 screaming fans. The digital fans will respond in real time to every movement on the field of play: the goals; the skills and the heartbreak of playing in a real UEFA EURO fixture. FUTURE ARENA will be open Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th November and will give youngsters from across Europe the chance to play with the new UEFA EURO 2016TM group stage ball.
 

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In development for over 18 months, Adidas has taken the best elements of the much-loved, and most-tested, Brazuca FIFA World Cup Official Match Ball, and added a French touch of class in time for the EUROS. Beau Jeu still incorporates Brazuca’s innovative and widely praised panel shape, but improvements made to the surface structure and blocking, offer improved grip and enhanced in-flight visibility respectively. Beau Jeu will be officially handed over to all competing federations by the end of November 2015 in order to give all players a six month window to train and play with the ball ahead of the tournament kick off in June 2016. Numerous high profile players throughout Europe tested the ball and delivered feedback during the 18 month development period including Wales forward Gareth Bale who said: “I already tested Beau Jeu in training with long shots, passes and running at pace. It performed brilliantly. I can’t wait for the tournament to start. “Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas also said: “We already got to use Beau Jeu in some intense training sessions. As a goalkeeper, it’s important to have the chance to take goal-kicks, practice shot-stopping, punch, catch, and throw any new ball. Beau Jeu is going to be great at EURO 2016.”Beau Jeu will be available to purchase starting Friday 13th November at Adidas own-retail outlets and specialist retailers worldwide. 

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Olympic Soccer Balls Soccer

OLYMPICS 2016 – Errejota

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ERREJOTA: Rio de Janeiro is inspiration for Adidas’ 2016 Official Match Ball

ERREJOTA represents the Brazilian city as the epicenter of culture and lifestyle that fuels and stimulates the whole world.

Rio de Janeiro, November 19, 2015 – If Brazil is the country of football, Rio de Janeiro is the football capital. Whether in pitches, in the suburbs, or on the beach, it is easy to find talents blooming all around the city. Inspired by the carioca warmth and vibrancy, Adidas introduces ERREJOTA, the new ball for the 2016 season.With a Brazilian DNA, ERREJOTA carries the green and yellow colors – a tribute to the country’s flag -in a wave design – a reference to the sidewalks along Rio’s beaches. Its technology is the same as in the renowned Brazuca FIFA World Cup 2014 Official Match Ball, featuring a symmetrical structure of six identical panels and an exclusive surface that provides more grip, contact, stability and aerodynamics on the pitch, in any weather conditions.

ERREJOTA’s Brazilian and Carioca (Rio de Janeiro lifestyle) roots are the subject of the new Adidas video “Incendeie o Jogo” (Fire Up the Game), which celebrates the football together with the Marvelous City. With a Trap Funk produced by DJ Jo„o Brasil and featuring MC Nego Do Borel, as well as the participation of the football players Gabriel Jesus (Palmeiras), Samir (Flamengo), Marlon (Fluminense), the synchronized swimmers Bia and Branca Feres, and national freestylers superstars. In the video, ERREJOTA becomes the core of Rio de Janeiro, showing the city’s scenery, such as Arpoador, Morro Dona Marta and also its main football fields.

“Adidas understands that Rio de Janeiro is Brazil’s heart, so we want ERREJOTA to represent not only this carioca soul, but also light up the fire and make the world’s hottest city boil” said Adidas president for Brazil Fernando Basualdo.

With the ball’s first appearance scheduled for the FIFA Club World Cup, the ERREJOTA will take the Carioca spirit to Japan on December 10th in the Yokohama International Stadium. The ball will also be used in all world championships organized by FIFA during the 2016 season, including Rio de Janeiro.

The ERREJOTA is also available in five-a-side, indoor, beach and mini (for children) versions. 

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Soccer Soccer Balls

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



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  History of the World Cup Official Soccer Balls

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Soccer Soccer Balls

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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Soccer Soccer Balls

2016/2017 Serie A – ORDEM 4

Ordem_Ball_SerieA_2016_2017 2016/2017 Serie A - ORDEM 4

Updated version of the beloved, Nike Ordem, Nike’s top-quality match ball.

Serie A version, featuring the league logo.

A new wrapped bladder system ensures the smoothest and most consistent surface — delivering optimal touch and accurate flight. The geometric 12 panel fuse-welded construction employs a new 3D printed ink technique. Finally, the ball’s graphics follow the design principle of “Flow Motion,” applying a luminance that ensures excellent visibility while the ball is in play.

Withstands high-level play and maintains flight and shape retention with a fuse-welded synthetic leather casing.

12-panel design for accurate flight; flight further enhanced by the Nike Aerowtrac grooves that help stabilize.

40% synthetic leather/30% rubber/20% polyester/10% cotton.

FEATURES:

  • Official match ball of the Serie A
  • 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
  • Official Serie A logo
  • Manufacturer’s two-year stitch and shape guarantee
  • Materials: 40% synthetic leather/30% rubber/20% polyester/10% cotton

Also official match ball for the EPL and La Liga

Ordem_Group_2016_2017 Serie A 2016/2017 Serie A - ORDEM 4

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See Also:  Latest Soccer Ball Developments

  Serie A 2014 2015

  History of the World Cup Official Soccer Balls

Other Soccer Ball History Information on Soccer Ball World

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2016/2017 LaLiga – ORDEM 4

Ordem_Ball_Liga_LR_2016_2017 2016/2017 LaLiga - ORDEM 4

Updated version of the beloved Nike Ordem, Nike’s top-quality match ball.

LaLiga version, featuring the league logo.

A new wrapped bladder system ensures the smoothest and most consistent surface — delivering optimal touch and accurate flight. The geometric 12 panel fuse-welded construction employs a new 3D printed ink technique. Finally, the ball’s graphics follow the design principle of “Flow Motion,” applying a luminance that ensures excellent visibility while the ball is in play.


Withstands high-level play and maintains flight and shape retention with a fuse-welded synthetic leather casing.

12-panel design for accurate flight; flight further enhanced by the Nike Aerowtrac grooves that help stabilize.

40% synthetic leather/30% rubber/20% polyester/10% cotton.

FEATURES:

  • Official match ball of the LaLiga 
  • 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
  • Official LaLiga logo
  • Manufacturer’s two-year stitch and shape guarantee
  • Materials: 40% synthetic leather/30% rubber/20% polyester/10% cotton

Also official match ball for the EPL and Serie A

Ordem_Group_2016_2017 2016/2017 LaLiga - ORDEM 4

More about FIFA testing


If you have more information or want to review this ball, please contact us!


See Also:  Latest Soccer Ball Developments

  La Liga 2014 2015

  History of the World Cup Official Soccer Balls

Other Soccer Ball History Information on Soccer Ball World

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Soccer Soccer Balls

2016/2017 English Premier League – ORDEM 4

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Nike EPL Ordem 4 2016/2017 English Premier League - ORDEM 4

Updated version of the beloved, Nike Ordem, Nike’s top-quality match ball.

Barclays Premier League version, featuring the league logo.

A new wrapped bladder system ensures the smoothest and most consistent surface — delivering optimal touch and accurate flight. The geometric 12 panel fuse-welded construction employs a new 3D printed ink technique. Finally, the ball’s graphics follow the design principle of “Flow Motion,” applying a luminance that ensures excellent visibility while the ball is in play.

Withstands high-level play and maintains flight and shape retention with a fuse-welded synthetic leather casing.

12-panel design for accurate flight; flight further enhanced by the Nike Aerowtrac grooves that help stabilize.

40% synthetic leather/30% rubber/20% polyester/10% cotton.

FEATURES:

  • Official match ball of the English Premier League
  • 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
  • Official Premier League logo for pride 
  • Manufacturer’s two-year stitch and shape guarantee
  • Materials: 40% synthetic leather/30% rubber/20% polyester/10% cotton

Hi VIS Version

Nike EPL Ordem 4 HI VIS 2016/2017 English Premier League - ORDEM 4
Nike EPL Ordem 4 HI VIS B 2016/2017 English Premier League - ORDEM 4

Also official match ball for the La Liga and Serie A

Ordem_Group_2016_2017 2016/2017 English Premier League - ORDEM 4

More about FIFA testing


If you have more information or want to review this ball, please contact us!


See Also:  Latest Soccer Ball Developments

  EPL Match Ball 2014 2015

  History of the World Cup Official Soccer Balls

Other Soccer Ball History Information on Soccer Ball World