Camera-filled brazuca to go around the world in less than 80 days

Friedemann Vogel

With the World Cup celebrations just on the horizon, adidas are sending brazuca, the official ball of the tournament, on a worldwide trip. This isn't any old brazuca ball, however. This one looks back.

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is coming up fast with the countdown to kickoff between Brazil and Croatia in São Paolo now under 70 days. As part of the buildup over the past year, we have seen all of the major manufacturers showing off their new wares for both players and fans. With the celebrations just on the horizon, adidas are sending brazuca, the official ball of the World Cup, on a worldwide trip.

This isn't any old brazuca ball, however. No, this one is special and packed with cameras to give fans a panoramic view of life as a soccer ball. So far, adidas have only posted a short trailer detailing what viewers can expect from the "brazuca: Around the World" series but the 45-second clip is certainly promising. Take a look for yourself:

We had the opportunity to test brazuca late last year and can safely say that the ball is a revelation. It's light and airy but flies just about as true as can be. adidas have once again reduced the number of panels on the ball, using six symmetrical, propeller-shaped panels to create a uniform fit that also helps recreate the air movement that traditional 32 and 30-panel balls experience in flight.

We're not sure about the camera-filled version's aerodynamic properties but one thing is certain: it will make for an entertaining watch.

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