Adidas and UEFA unveiled the adidas “FINALE 8”, the official match ball of the competition at the Group Stage Draw for the UEFA Champions League in Monaco. Like the “EUROPASS”, the ball which was used for EURO 2008, the ball’s new surface structure allows players to control and direct it perfectly in all weather conditions.
The revolutionary PSC-Texture, which gives the ball goose bumps, consists of a sophisticated and extremely fine structure on the ball’s outer skin that guarantees optimum grip between ball and boot.
The new “FINALE 8” balls for the 2008/2009 season will be delivered to the 32 qualified clubs within the next few days. With the start of the new European season, adidas will for the third time supply the Match Balls for all UEFA Champions League games.
The adidas “FINALE 8” is based on the traditional UEFA Champions League star ball design and reflects the colors which can be seen at the different venues: indigo represents the sky, indigo metallic refers to the floodlights and rave green stands for the grass.
The “FINALE 8” was presented to the general public and the media with a giant UEFA Champions League logo in front of the Grimaldi Forum, where the draw took place. The giant ball, part of the famous UEFA Champions League™ logo, this time consisted of 200 “FINALE 8” match balls.