With the draw for the South America’s championship completed in New York City on Sunday night, Nike has unveiled the official match ball for Copa America Centenario 2016 – the Ordem Ciento.
The new look ball from the technical sponsors of tournament organizers CONMEBOL, US Soccer and three of the teams (2015 Copa America winners Chile, Brazil and USA) participating in the tournament will be available from March 1 at World Soccer Shop and Kitbag.
“We’re excited to create the official ball of the Copa America Centenario and to be able to bring Nike innovation to what promises to be an incredible spectacle,” said Andrea Perez, General Manager of Nike Soccer North America.
At the center the entire spectacle sits the tournament’s official match ball: the Nike Ordem Ciento. Exclusively created to honor the competition’s legacy, the ball blends leading technologies with a bold, graphic aesthetic.
A graphic red and black composition both modernizes the sport’s classic geometric design and augments it with bold sweeps of soulful color. The resulting bold effect helps players catch sight of the ball quickly, which accordingly helps enable rapid decision-making.
Designed and engineered for a highly sensitive feel and explosive response off the foot, the ball consists of 12 fuse-welded panels in a three-layer casing system and a poly-blend wrapped, free-floating carbon latex bladder.
The ball’s NIKE AEROW TRAC grooves, Nike Football’s newest proprietary innovation are engineered to grip and channel air to produce the truest trajectory and most consistent flight, which help ensure stability and accuracy mid-air.
Copa America Centenario play kicks off on June 3 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California when the United States faces Colombia.