In the wake of criticism from players during the 2010 World Cup claiming that the official ball had the tendency to float in the air like a beachball, Adidas has come up with the Brazuca, which according to the German multinational is more stable and predictable.
Adidas says the Brazuca, has been tested for 2-1/2 years by more than 600 players and 30 teams in 10 countries across three continents with sports science professors studying the aerodynamics of the ball.
The colours and ribbon design of the Brazuca symbolise the traditional multi-coloured wish bracelets worn in the country.
Brazuca’s World Cup debut will be made on June 12 in Sao Paulo in the opening match between Brazil and Croatia.
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