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Adidas' 2014 World Cup Ball Has Only Six Panels Instead of 32

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: • References: theguardian and gizmodo
Adidas recently unveiled its design for the 2014 World Cup Ball. Every four years, there's a new World Cup and since the 70s, a new ball designed for the event by Adidas.

The 'Brazuca' is the new ball for the 2014 World Cup and it's quite a bit different from the average soccer ball, as well as other designs that have been created for the World Cup in the past. Traditional soccer balls are made up of 32 panels, but the Brazuca is only made from six. The ball weighs less than a pound and it meets the requirements for soccer ball size, but there are some goalkeepers who are not in favor of this new Adidas soccer ball.

The six-paneled ball is designed so that it is easier to handle, has a better grip and will be more aerodynamic, though we will have to wait until 2014 to see how this ball fairs on the field.