The official ball for the 2014 World Cup has been revealed in Rio de Janeiro.
The ball, named the ‘brazuca’ was presented by Brazil’s Hernane, Dutch football legend Clarence Seedorf,and former Roma and Milan defender, Cafu, who’s a native Brazilian.
Its multi-color ribbon design is based on traditional Brazilian wish bracelets.
It took two years to get the design just right.
The ‘brazuca’ went through extensive testing before its official debut at Parque Lage in Rio’s Botanic Garden and has been tested by more than 600 of the world’s top players, as well as 30 teams in 10 different countries across three continents ensuring that it is suited to all conditions.
The name ‘brazuca’ is slang for ‘Brazilian’ in the local Portuguese language. The ball was voted on by more than a million Brazilian football fans before being selected last September.