Sports June, 13 2014

Watch the Making of adidas’ Brazuca Ball for the World Cup

With the release of their Brazuca ball for the FIFA World Cup Brazil, adidas unveiled a short video last year showcasing its making. As we commence Day 2 of futbol month, we thought we’d bring this back to you in case you missed it. The Brazuca (Portuguese slang for “Brazilian”) is made up of six identical X-shaped panels in Brazil-inspired colors, each undergoing an elaborate mechanized process. Workers then check every ball by hand to guarantee the perfect size and shape. Watch the video for a more in-depth look at the ball’s production below.