Adidas presented on Tuesday, Brazuca the official ball of the World Cup 2014, with a fireworks show. The replacement of the Jabulani was launched in a 3D projection lights and images on the walls of Parque Lage in party in the south of Rio de Janeiro . Light guns showed all models released since the World Cup 1970 to the present.
The ball has curved shapes in green, orange and blue colorss, inspired by the Lord of Bonfim ribbon and symbolize the ‘passion and joy of Brazilian football’, according to the German company. The product, which had already leaked on internet blogs, was presented by former player Cafu.
The Brazuca was tested during two and half years by 600 players from 30 teams from ten countries in the world. According to Adidas, the ball is the most tested in the world. She has the same structure as the Tango 12, used in Euro 2012, and Cafusa ball Confederations Cup this year. The starting price is U$ 399.
Players Sponsored by the German company also attended the launch as guests. The Dutchman Seedorf, who had rapid participation in the event and did not grant collective, unlike Hernane and Cafu, said the presence of the crowd could be the difference for the Brazilian team in the Copa.
“Brazil has that special something that energy that was shown at the Confederations Cup Brazil The whole is believing, giving energy to the squad. This will be the difference for the Brazilian national team, of course, has a lot of talent on the field. But this differential will help a lot.”
The Brazuca name was chosen in popular vote conducted via internet and won with 77.8 % a good advantage over other names, Bossa Nova and Carnavalesca. The ball will roll for the first time on June 12 at the opening of the World Cup.