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FIFA shows us pictures of 2014 World Cup match ball, the Brazuca


FIFA told us back in September that next year’s match ball would be called the Brazuca – but the meanies that run the world world soccer made us wait to get a look at that young puppy.

Today from Brazil, FIFA pulled back the curtain.

The headline on FIFA’s official site says “adidas brings brazuca into the world,” which give this thing a weird, birthy kind of feel.

Regardless, this thing is certainly colorful, as you can see. Almost to a dizzying degree.

Previously, FIFA had told us about “innovative technology” and “pioneering new structure” that adds to the new ball’s grip and feel and aerodynamic properties … in other words, about the same thing they say every four years when the latest World Cup match ball is unveiled.

Anyway, now you’ve seen it. Not sure if it looks much like a soccer ball – but it is kind of pretty, isn’t it?


Brazuca large