adidas PRIME 2012 MLS match ball

Adidas and Major League Soccer unveiled the adidas PRIME, the new official match ball for the 2012 MLS season, which will be available here.

Designed to improve accuracy, consistency and performance in all conditions, the PRIME is created exclusively for MLS with a unique graphic design and will be used by all 19 clubs beginning in 2012.

The adidas PRIME’s new panel design provides more accurate and consistent ball movement to support the modern soccer game which is faster than ever.  The Prime also features a matte finish for better grip and improved sealing for better performance in all weather conditions.

Adidas Tango 12 EURO 2012 Match Ball

adidas and UEFA presented the adidas "Tango 12", the Official Match Ball for the UEFA EURO 2012™. The ball was unveiled on stage during the UEFA EURO 2012™ finals draw by former Ukrainian Olympic pole vaulter Sergey Bubka, and is available here

Based on the classic Tango design used during both the FIFA World Cup™ and UEFA EURO™ tournaments during the early 1980s, the adidas Tango 12 features a modern interpretation of the design including a coloured outline inspired by the flags of the two host nations - Poland and Ukraine. Etched into the Tango design are three bespoke graphics which celebrate the decorative art of paper cutting, a tradition in the rural areas of both host countries and link to the key characteristics of football - unity, rivalry and passion.

euro 2012 adidas match ball design leaked

This seems to be the design for the new UEFA EURO 2012 match ball which will be officially unveiled on December 3.

“We will certainly make the ball (fly) faster and hopefully, we’ll see a lot of goals being scored at next year’s tournament in Poland and Ukraine,” Herbert Hainer told Reuters at a media briefing in Moscow last month.

The new Euro 2012 ball will undergo a “revolutionary development” compared to the famous Jabulani ball, which gave goalkeepers so much trouble at last year’s World Cup.


Adidas Finale London 2011 UEFA Champions League final match ball

The Finale London, official match ball for the 2011 UEFA Champions League final, has been launched by adidas with a helping hand from Samir Nasri, Salomon Kalou and Jermain Defoe, and will be available here.

Representatives from the three London clubs still involved in the UEFA Champions League – Arsenal FC's Samir Nasri, Salomon Kalou of Chelsea FC and Jermain Defoe from Tottenham Hotspur FC – today helped UEFA and adidas unveil the official match ball for this season's final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 28 May.

Adidas Speedcell match ball

Pace, power and team spirit, three of football’s most essential attributes, are perfectly encapsulated by the breathtaking design of the SPEEDCELL, the official match ball of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011™, which will be available here.

 The design of the SPEEDCELL incorporates significant symbolic elements, including an 11-line graphic representing the 11 players in a team, thus emphasising the need for togetherness and unity of purpose. "The ball is a real eye-catcher, and the name says it all. It's really fast, and a real challenge for goalkeepers like me, although it could be a powerful weapon for our strikers," said Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer.

Adidas Torfabrik Bundesliga match ball

League president Dr. Reinhard Rauball and the CEO of adidas Herbert Hainer have unveiled the first ever official football for the Bundesliga which will be used in the upcoming season. They made the announcement from Germany's headquarters in Pretoria and it is the first official football in the history of the Bundesliga.

The design is centered around the official Bundesliga colours of white and red and will also feature a copy of the official league logo. The ball, which will be used for the first time on 7th August when FC Bayern München come up against FC Schalke 04 in the Supercup, has been christened "Torfabrik" ("Goal Material") and will be available in stores starting on 1st July.

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Nike T90 Tracer Elite Series

To accompany their Elite Series football boots Nike have launched this Nike T90 Tracer Elite Series match ball which is available Here.

It will only be produced with high-visibility neon trim – which, according to Nike’s Labs, makes the ball easier to track during it’s flight – hence the name ‘Tracer‘.

Other features include the micro-textured casing on the ball. This equalises airflow all around the ball when it’s in flight and improves control when it’s on the ground.

umbro NeoPro match ball

Umbro introduced the new NeoPro match ball, which is built to provide a ‘truer’ flight than any of its predecessors. How can it do that? There’s a number of reasons.

First of all, the NeoPro is cut using laser technology, which provides greater grip when you hit the ball, and a smoother flight through the air as it flies towards goal. It’s also made from larger panels than most other balls – 14 panels in total go into the NeoPro – offering cleaner strike zones for you to wrap your feet around.

Attention to detail on the NeoPro extends as far as the look of the ball, which is made from irregular geometric shapes and uses bright, vivid colours to aid a player’s vision, and constructed from soft materials for better touch control.

All together, the NeoPro is a ball that delivers on its aim: to provide that true experience that players are looking for.

umbro world champions collection

The wives and girlfriends of seven international football stars have been shot by legendary photographer Rankin for a stunning global advertising campaign to promote Umbro’s new World Champions Collection.

Abbey Clancy, the girlfriend of England striker Peter Crouch, has joined six other women who, like her, currently or previously have either dated or married an international footballer.  And to make it even more relevant to this summer’s event, each girl represents one of the seven countries that have ever won the world’s biggest football tournament - Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Italy and Uruguay.

umbro world champions collection

To celebrate the world’s greatest football tournament, this summer Umbro has released the World Champions Collection.  This truly inspired football range has been designed in collaboration with some of the hottest international artists, each hailing from one of the seven nations that have ever won the tournament.  The twist in the brief to them was to base their design on the tailored silhouette of the Umbro England home shirt.

When Umbro launched the England home shirt in March 2009 they redefined replica and this kit will arguably make England the best-dressed team this summer. Based on the heralded canvas of the home shirt, this latest collection honours the football cultures of the seven champion nations – Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Italy and Uruguay.

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