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Fracus UEFA EURO 2016 Match Ball Knock Out Stage

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Ball design captures the excitement and drama of knock-out football-

– The name Fracas translates to ‘clamour’ in French

-Fracas name chosen by Parisian influencers as Adidas celebrates open source-

Paris, 20th June – Today Adidas launched Fracas, the Official Match Ball of the UEFA EURO 2016TM knock-out phase and the ball that will be used during the tournament final on 10th July.

Some of Paris’ biggest talent from music, popular culture and fashion have worked with Adidas to help with the naming of the ball. The name – which translates to ‘clamour’ in French – was chosen to encapsulate the drama and excitement associated with knock-out games. The unpredictability of the latter stages of a major tournament is also captured in the dynamic red and black design of Fracas.  

Sam Handy, Vice President of Design, explained the thinking behind the new design: “For Fracas, we wanted to be bold with our design direction and create something that incorporated the emotions felt during the latter stages of tournament football. Beau Jeu was all about tactical football; doing what you had to do in order to get to the knock-out stages. Fracas is a more disruptive design. It represents the noise of the crowd and the excitement around a winner-takes-all mentality on the pitch.” 

The structure which underpins both Fracas and Beau Jeu has been in development for over 18 months and takes the best elements of the Brazuca FIFA World Cup Official Match Ball, including the innovative panel shape. The two balls, which together will decide the winners of UEFA EURO 2016TM, feature improved surface structure and blocking, offering enhanced grip and in-flight visibility. During this development process, both balls have been tested independently by top players such as Gareth Bale and Iker Casillas. 

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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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Adidas unveils Fracas, the Official Match Ball of UEFA Euro 2016TM Knock-Out Phase

Euro_Facas 2016_2 Adidas unveils Fracas, the Official Match Ball of UEFA Euro 2016TM Knock-Out Phase

Ball design captures the excitement and drama of knock-out football-

– The name Fracas translates to ‘clamour’ in French

-Fracas name chosen by Parisian influencers as Adidas celebrates open source-

Paris, 20th June – Today Adidas launched Fracas, the Official Match Ball of the UEFA EURO 2016TM knock-out phase and the ball that will be used during the tournament final on 10th July.

Some of Paris’ biggest talent from music, popular culture and fashion have worked with Adidas to help with the naming of the ball. The name – which translates to ‘clamour’ in French – was chosen to encapsulate the drama and excitement associated with knock-out games. The unpredictability of the latter stages of a major tournament is also captured in the dynamic red and black design of Fracas.  

Sam Handy, Vice President of Design, explained the thinking behind the new design: “For Fracas, we wanted to be bold with our design direction and create something that incorporated the emotions felt during the latter stages of tournament football. Beau Jeu was all about tactical football; doing what you had to do in order to get to the knock-out stages. Fracas is a more disruptive design. It represents the noise of the crowd and the excitement around a winner-takes-all mentality on the pitch.” 

The structure which underpins both Fracas and Beau Jeu has been in development for over 18 months and takes the best elements of the Brazuca FIFA World Cup Official Match Ball, including the innovative panel shape. The two balls, which together will decide the winners of UEFA EURO 2016TM, feature improved surface structure and blocking, offering enhanced grip and in-flight visibility. During this development process, both balls have been tested independently by top players such as Gareth Bale and Iker Casillas. 

To view the Fracas film, visit https://youtu.be/Vjby55BQD9Q

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