Thursday, April 10, 2014

The adidas brazuca

The adidas brazuca is the the successor to the adidas jabulani used at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa™, The Adidas Brazuca is the official match ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ . The Brazuca * is the first FIFA World Cup ball named by fans and is made u from a contraction of Brazilian and Bazuca, Portuguese for "bazooka" ) is an informal local term which means Brazilian or describes the Brazilian way of life. The colours and ribbon design of the ball panels symbolise the traditional multi-coloured wish bracelets (fita do Senhor do Bonfirm da Bahia) worn in the country. It took two-and-half-years to develop the new ball. The match ball is made of six identical polyurethane panels making it the roundest football ever manufactured. The panels are bonded to keep the ball the same weight and shape in even the thickest of rain. The bladder of the Brazuca ball is made of latex and provides the desired rebound with pefect aerodynamic flight. The technology incorporated into the bladder and carcass of Brazuca is the same as that used in the Tango 12 (the Euro 2012 match ball), Cafisa (2013 Confederations Cup) and the Champions League match ball. The outer layer is textured (dimpled) to give uncreased surface contact similar to a basketball and sutible for goal keepers to catch and hold. The clourway is bold white and night blue. According to manufacturer the Brazuca has been tested to meet and exceed all Fifa metrics for an official match ball. The Brazua has already been tested in competitive international matches, at the Under-20s World Cup, and in the friendly between Sweden and Argentina last February.

*Brazuca is also a pejorative name used to mean "third class" citizen from Brazil. Widely used in prejudice contexts in Portugal, Spain, several countries of South America to refer to Brazilian immigrants in a pejorative way.

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