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FIFA U17 World Cup 2017 Official Match Ball: Krasava, by adidas, is a work of art

2.76K   //    01 Oct 2017, 00:57 IST

The FIFA U-17 World Cup kicks off in less than a week and anticipation is slowly building for what will be the biggest footballing event on Indian soil. Quite a bit of new pages will be added to football's history books, and the official match ball of the World Cup - Krasava, by adidas - will also take a piece of the cake.

'Krasava' will be first kicked on 6th October when the U-17 World Cup kicks into action, and you can get the first glimpse of the ball in the video above.

Krasava - the official FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 match ball

Following are a few points to note about ‘Krasava’- the Official Match Ball for the 2017 FIFA Under 17 World Cup by adidas: 

- The pattern on the ball features a striking red design with jagged lines running through it, designed to represent the design of a Russian Ruby and the metaphorical jewel of the game.

- The ball’s name, “Krasava”, is a word commonly used by Russian sports fans to describe a beautiful performance and is the ultimate praise for a team when they play with creativity and flair. 

- The structure of the ball incorporates the same innovative and widely-praised panel shape as the Beau Jeu and Fracas, the adidas balls that were used in the group and knockout stages of UEFA Euro 2016. It offers premium surface structure, enhanced grip and in-flight visibility.

- The ball will be seen on-pitch for the first time on 6th October, with the kick-off of the tournament.

With cutting edge technology and an aesthetically pleasing design, Krasava is all set to endear itself to the Indian audience as well as the stars of the future at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

A similar version of the ball is available at adidas retail stores in the form of the Krasava football and is retailed at the following price points - INR 1799 & INR 2,499.

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