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									Adidas Brazuca
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The Brazuca is the official match ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup which will be held in Brazil.[1] It will be made by the
company Adidas, a FIFA Partner and FIFA World Cup Official Match Ball supplier since 1970. [1] This is the first FIFA World
Cup ball named by the fans.

   Contents
 1 Naming
 2 Unveiling
 3 See also
 4 References


Naming
The ball was named after a public vote, organised by the Local Organising Committee and Adidas, where over one million
Brazilian football fans voted. The name Brazuca was chosen with 77.8% of the vote [2] . According to FIFA "the informal term
“brazuca” is used by Brazilians to describe national pride in the Brazilian way of life", and "mirroring their approach to football,
it symbolises emotion, pride and goodwill to all" [1] . The term is also used to describe the Brazilian diaspora. Two other voting
options were given: Bossa Nova (14.6% of the vote) and Carnavalesca (7.6% of the vote) [2] .

Unveiling
The name of the ball was revealed on Sunday 2nd September 2012. However the actual ball was not revealed at this time.

See also
   Football (association football)

                                        Preceded by     Official World Cup Ball    Succeeded by
                                         Jabulani                 2014               incumbent


References
   1. ^ a b c "adidas Brazuca – Name of Official Match Ball decided by Brazilian fans"   . FIFA. Retrieved 2012/09/03.
   2. ^ a b "Nome da bola da Copa é escolhido pela primeira vez por torcedores: Brazuca"      (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved
      2012-09-03.



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