My Story:

This Adidas Brazuca 2014 Brazil FIFA World Cup match ball marks yet another breakthrough in the never ending rocket science like (well not almost really) application of newer and better technology to each upcoming tournaments’ match ball.  Yet another World Cup, yet another panel design fused by its trademark thermal bonding wizardry since 2006.  The word “Brazuca” really means a Brazilian way of life and what better than to christen a ball used by the best teams in the world, in the best footballing country of the world.

 

The Official Story:

Named after an informal local term which means “Brazilian” or describes the Brazilian way of life, the adidas Brazuca features the same bladder and carcass technology as the UEFA Champions League Match Ball .

The colours and ribbon design of the ball panels symbolise the traditional multi-coloured wish bracelets worn in the country as well as reflecting the carnival atmosphere synonymous with football in Brazil.

A new structural innovation with a unique symmetry of 6 identical panels alongside a different surface structure has been designed by adidas to deliver improved grip, touch, stability and aerodynamics on the pitch.

Tested over a period of more than two and a half years by over 600 of the world’s top players, including Leo Messi and Iker Casillas, and 30 teams across 3 continents, including Bayern Munich and Palmeiras, the Brazuca is proven to perform in all conditions.

(Reference: www.prodirectsoccer.com)

 

Technical Story:

Made in China.

FIFA Approved Code: 202.W8S


4 Comments

  1. Munim Siddiqui
    June 5, 2014

    Hi,

    Your post does not say anything that the Ball is Made in Pakistan.

    Providing you a reference link below
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-19/pakistan-may-surprise-maradona-at-world-cup-in-brazil.html

    Awaiting for your feedback.

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    • Wilson Chia
      June 5, 2014

      Thanks for the information. My ball is Made in China. If I get a ball that is Made in Pakistan, I will create another page for it and state accordingly.

      As you may be aware, Adidas has 3 manufacturing locations currently, being China, Thailand and Pakistan, dealing with different technologies of match balls. To most untrained observers, they might not realize that Adidas manufactures different grades of match balls with the top end FIFA Approved grading.

      Hope to see one Brazuca that is Made in Pakistan soon.

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      • Dan
        October 12, 2014

        So you’re saying the one made in China is of less quality compared to the one made in Pakistan ?

        From what I’ve read the Chinese company that started making these Brazucas did not meet the demand, and Adidas decided to move off production to Pakistan afterwards. My Brazuca is also made in China.

        Great website btw!

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        • Wilson Chia
          October 19, 2014

          No the one made in China should be the same quality as the one made in Pakistan as long as it is the Brazuca. Just look at the FIFA Approved Code. What I am trying to say in terms of quality is the technology of the ball. Some Brazucas may be called Brazuca Competition and is still FIFA Approved but just older technology and the panel designs are different, which to me is a difference in quality. The Brazuca Competition may have been produced in Pakistan.

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