Match ball specially created for showpiece Final on Sunday 13th July with colours reflecting the green and gold of the FIFA World Cup trophy.
adidas unveiled the brazuca Final Rio Official Match Ball, the official match ball for the Final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. The ball will be an integral part of the Final on 13th July when the top two federations battle it out for a place in history. The design of brazuca Final Rio has been inspired by the green and gold on the FIFA World Cup trophy and is a variation of the previously released adidas brazuca Official Match Ball which was launched back in December last year.
Prior to the official launch, brazuca and brazuca Final Rio went through a thorough testing process over a two and a half year period involving more than 600 of the world’s top players and 30 teams in 10 countries across three continents, making it the most tested ball ever by adidas and ensuring that it is suited to all conditions. Clubs involved in testing included AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Palmeiras and Fluminense. Players involved in the process included global football stars Leo Messi, Iker Casillas, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Zinedine Zidane.
The technology incorporated into the bladder and carcass of brazuca and brazuca Final Rio is identical to the Tango 12 (UEFA Euro 2012™), Cafusa (FIFA Confederations Cup 2013) and the ever-popular UEFA Champions League™ Official Match Ball. However, a new structural innovation with a unique symmetry of six identical panels alongside a different surface structure will provide improved grip, touch, stability and aerodynamics on the pitch. brazuca has been thoroughly tested to meet and exceed all FIFA metrics for an official match ball, ensuring top performance for every condition.
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Brazuca Final Rio is available to purchase globally from Sunday June 1st in all adidas Sports Performance outlets, Weston Corporation, 12th Men at Bedok Mall, as well as the adidas online store (shop.adidas.com.sg) at SGD189, associated stockists and via www.adidas.com/worldcup. Join the adidas football conversation at www.facebook.com/adidasfootball or on Twitter: @adidasfootball #allin or nothing.