adidas launched the Cafusa, the Official Match Ball for the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013, on Saturday as part of the tournament draw in Sao Paulo. It is now available at World Soccer Shop.
According to adidas: The name and design of the official match ball for the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 was unveiled today at the FIFA Draw show. Three symbols of Brazilian culture: Carnival, Football, and Samba have been combined to create the adidas Cafusa.
Created by the same product team who designed the hugely successful Tango 12, the adidas Cafusa combines proven high performance technology with a locally relevant aesthetic. The name and vibrant colour scheme reflects the national identity with a particular focus the on “Southern Cross” constellation represented in the Brazilian flag.
“Unveiling the Official Ball of FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 is a big moment for us. Brazilians are passionate about football and we wanted to deliver an inspirational ball for this competition, which serves as an example of joy for such a huge event such as the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. We are very pleased with the adidas Cafusa, the final product has strong Brazilian elements in place throughout the design,” said Rodrigo Messias, Director of the Project 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.
To showcase the new football to all Brazilians there will be an exhibition of 10 giant balls, each two meters in diameter, which will travel across the country until the end of June 2013. The balls will begin their journey in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro before heading on to the other host cities of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 – Recife, Fortaleza, Salvador, Brasília and Belo Horizonte.
The adidas Cafusa will make its on pitch debut at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012, which takes place between 6 and 16 December.