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Here comes the Brazuca



    Dec 05, 2013

    Here comes the Brazuca

    THE official match ball for next year's World Cup was unveiled amid a splash of colour in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, alongside early endorsements from stars like Argentina forward Lionel Messi. Made up of six interlocking panels, the adidas ball is named after a local word, Brazuca, which captures the Brazilian way of life. It is said to be the most intensely tested football of all time, in the hope that it will not draw the same brickbats as its 2010 predecessor, the Jabulani. Sports A17