FIFA World cup 2014 is around the corner and everyone is waiting for “kick off”. Regardless of beautiful venues, colorful kits and fabulous players, one of the most striking features is the official ball of FIFA World cup 2014 adidas “BRAZUCA”
The adidas Brazuca is the official match ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup which will be held in Brazil. It is made by the company Adidas, a FIFA Partner and FIFA World Cup Official Match Ball supplier since 1970.
The name was selected by a public vote organized by the Local Organizing Committee and Adidas, with over one million Brazilian football fans voting. The name Brazuca was chosen with 77.8% of the vote. Two other voting options were given: Bossa Nova (14.6% of the vote) and Carnavalesca (7.6% of the vote).
According to FIFA, “the informal term “brazuca” is used by Brazilians to describe national pride in the Brazilian way of life”, and “mirroring their approach to football, it symbolizes emotion, pride and goodwill to all”
In terms of the construction, Brazuca is absolutely state of the art. It was made with a nicely balanced mixture of consistency and evolution. Elements that have proven to be ideal were taken over from the Tango 12 and some elements were taken to the next level in terms of technical excellence. Mainly, the ball consists of three elements: the butyl bladder, the carcass and the surface structure including the outer panels. These panels or actually the shape of the panels are the biggest innovation part. Only six panels, absolutely identical in terms of shape and geometry, perfectly interlock to shape Brazuca. It is safe to say that Brazuca is the most-tested ball that adidas has ever produced.
The ball will be produced in Sialkot, Pakistan after the manufacturer in China failed to meet the demand.