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Hosts recognised in official match ball design

Published: Friday 9 November 2012, 20.39CET
The official match ball of UEFA Women's EURO 2013 has been unveiled with manufacturer adidas acknowledging tournament hosts Sweden in the ball's innovative design.
Hosts recognised in official match ball design
Sweden's Lotta Schelin gets a first look at the 2013 UEFA Women's EURO official adidas match ball ©UEFA.com
 

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Published: Friday 9 November 2012, 20.39CET

Hosts recognised in official match ball design

The official match ball of UEFA Women's EURO 2013 has been unveiled with manufacturer adidas acknowledging tournament hosts Sweden in the ball's innovative design.

The official match ball for UEFA Women's EURO 2013 has been unveiled – which the continent's top female players will hope to shoot to glory in Sweden next summer.

The ball, manufactured by adidas, features a futuristic design incorporating the traditional blue and yellow of the tournament's Swedish host nation, and was given its first public airing at Friday's group stage draw in Gothenburg.

Just like the adidas Tango 12, match ball of UEFA EURO 2012, the UEFA Women's EURO 2013 official match ball comprises a series of thermally bonded triangular panels – with each panel covered with a grip texture that supports boot-to-ball contact and enhances ball control. Beneath the outer surface lies a woven carcass and a new bladder for increased air retention and reduced water uptake.

Rigorous testing by players and under laboratory conditions makes the ball, which will debut at the tournament's opening game between Sweden and Denmark on 10 July, the most tested adidas has ever produced.

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