The UEFA European Football Championship finals will be played with the Fracas ball, according to an adidas press release. In the name of the novelty, which translates into Russian as "roar", the creators wanted to reflect the intensity of passions during the playoff matches and the uncertainty associated with their outcome. The ball, which took 18 months to develop, was decorated with red and black elements, as well as the number 2016 and the UEFA logo.
Fracas is based on the best elements of the 2014 FIFA World Cup official ball, including the innovative symmetrical panel system. All the balls to be determined as the winners of Euro 2016 have an improved surface structure to improve grip and visibility. During the development period, Fracas underwent numerous tests involving such internationally renowned players as Welsh striker Gareth Bale and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas.
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“We designed Fracas to reflect the thrill of the final stages of a tournament in its design,” said Sam Handy, VP of Design at adidas. "Fracas' bold appearance refers to the roar of the stands and the excitement associated with the main question - who will be the winner?" The Euro 2016 group stage matches are also played with an adidas ball called Beau Jeu. In November last year, Zinedine Zidane introduced him to his Instagram page. Beau Jeu translates from French as "Beautiful game", and the ball itself is made in the colors of the French tricolor.
Euro 2016 takes place in France from June 10 to July 10. The playoffs will start on June 25 in the championship. The Russian national football team was eliminated from Euro at the group stage. She scored just one point when she drew England and lost to Slovakia and Wales.>