Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Adidas Brazuca: 2014 World Cup Ball Unveiled + Final Ball Leaked!

Today the Adidas Brazuca 2014 World Cup Ball has been released. The Adidas Brazuca 2014 World Cup Ball Panel Design has been seen at the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2013 in Turkey and was used in every match to test the ball characteristics.

The new Brazuca 2014 World Cup ball was revealed with a spectacular 3D light projection launch event held at the iconic Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro.



The 2014 Adidas Brazuca World Cup OMB was unveiled on December 3th. The name Brazuca was chosen by the fans and describes national pride in the Brazilian way of life. Footy Headlines leaked the new Adidas Brazuca Ball some months ago.

Adidas also released a new Adidas Brazuca film featuring players like Messi, Xavi and Schweinsteiger in several short sequences playing with the new Brazuca Ball.



Adidas Brazuca 2014 Ball

This is the new Adidas Brazuca 2014 World Cup Ball.



As we unveiled one month ago, the new Adidas Brazuca 2014 World Cup Ball features the same panel design as the ball used at the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2013 in Turkey. The new 2014 World Cup Ball is mainly white with different colors and features a really unique design inspired by the Brazilian lifestyle.

The new Adidas Brazuca 2014 World Cup Final Ball is mainly white with green and gold applications. The ball will be only used in the 2014 World Cup final.



The new Adidas Brazuca 2014 World Cup Official Matchball (OMB) features a completly new and a never seen before Panel Design with only six panels. The Panels of the new 2014 World Cup Ball are looking similar to the shape of the wings of a wind engine.



The new Adidas Brazuca 2014 World Cup Ball features a new surface compared to the Tango 12 Ball, which shows similarities to the Nike Matchballs.

Adidas 2014 World Cup Brazuca match characteristics




The Adidas Brazuca 2014 World Ball was used in all FIFA U-20 World Cup 2013 matches, including 36 Group Stage matches and eight matches in the Round of 16. In these matches we could see the flight characteristics of the 2014 World Cup Ball.

The most noticeable fact about the expected 2014 World Cup Ball is the flight speed, which seems to be much higher than with the current ball generation. At various FIFA U-20 World Cup 2013 matches some incredible goals have been scored, which you hardly see as frequently with the current balls.



Unlike the last Adidas World Cup Balls, especially the Adidas Jabulani and Teamgeist Balls, the new Adidas Brazuca 2014 World Cup Ball seems to flutter less, even the shot is very fast (0:40). But sometimes the ball takes a strange flight curve, seen in example in the match between Colombia and South Korea (at 0:45).