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Official Euro 2024 match ball sees UEFA and adidas introduce cutting edge ‘Fussballliebe’

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Euro 2024 is here, which means a new official match ball.

The ball in these huge international tournaments can often become a big talking point.

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The new Euros ball has the chance to become iconicCredit: Getty

Adidas have created this year’s match ball and named it the ‘Fussballliebe.’

Here is all you need to know about the ball 24 nations will be using over the next month…

Euro 2024 official match ball

The Fussballliebe was unveiled at the back end of 2023 by UEFA and Adidas at a special event in Berlin at the Olympiastadion.

Fussballliebe translates from German to English as ‘love of football’, and a lot of thought has gone into the design.

Starting with the look of the ball, Adidas picked powerful and vibrant colours to represent the diversity of the nations competing at Euro 2024.

There are also pictures of all the stadiums and names of the host cities.

In addition, each host city will receive 900 extra balls to distribute to schools and local football clubs.

Plus, one per cent of net sales will be donated to Juan Mata’s Common Goal charity project, which uses football to tackle social issues.

It's a slick design

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It’s a slick designCredit: Getty
We should plenty of goals scored this summer with the Fussballliebe

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We should plenty of goals scored this summer with the FussballliebeCredit: Getty

The ball is made from sustainable bio-based materials, including corn fibre and wood pulp.

In terms of the ball itself, Adidas have included Connected Ball Technology, which helps with VAR and goalline technology.

They also claim the outer shell incorporates the CTR-CORE, which contributes to quicker and more precise play.

So Adidas have done everything in their power to make this ball as good as possible and UEFA are pleased.

Zvonimir Boban, UEFA technical director and chief of football, said: “The UEFA European Football Championship stands as the pinnacle of national team competition in Europe, and we are committed to ensuring that every aspect, from the venues to the equipment, upholds the highest standards of quality and performance.

“We are, as always, confident that Adidas’ FUSSBALLLIEBE will mark another stride in our shared dedication to excellence.”

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