January 25 – Adidas has unveiled the official ball for the Girls’s World Cup 2023 in Australia and New Zealand, which just like the ball for the Qatar 2022 finals final 12 months, will characteristic linked ball know-how.
Referred to as OCEAUNZ, it’s the ninth consecutive ball created by adidas for the FIFA Girls’s World Cup.
The design has been impressed by the landscapes of host international locations Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.
Additionally it is a celebration of the cultures of each host international locations and options designs by Aboriginal artist, Chern’ee Sutton, and Māori artist, Fiona Collis, whose artwork can be used within the occasion’s model id, Past Greatness.
The linked ball know-how debuted in Qatar and supplies exact ball knowledge, which shall be made accessible to Video Match Officers in real-time.
Mixed with participant place knowledge and by making use of synthetic intelligence, the know-how additionally co-ordinates with semi-automated offside know-how which will even debut within the girls’s sport on the World Cup.
The ball’s specs characteristic:
- CTR-CORE – a ground-breaking core inside the ball that’s designed to enhance accuracy and consistency, supporting quick, exact play with most form and air retention
- SPEEDSHELL – The ball’s polyurethane (PU) pores and skin options micro and macro textures and a brand new 20-piece panel form, enhancing aerodynamics
- CONNECTED BALL TECHNOLOGY – A Suspension System within the centre of the ball hosts and stabilises a 500Hz inertial measurement unit (IMU) movement sensor, offering unprecedented perception into each component of the motion of the ball. The sensor is powered by a chargeable battery, which may be charged by induction.
FIFA Secretary Basic Fatma Samoura mentioned: “adidas has created an iconic Official Match Ball for the FIFA Girls’s World Cup that displays variety, inclusivity and togetherness, becoming themes for the first-ever FIFA Girls’s World Cup to be co-hosted by two totally different international locations from totally different confederations.”
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