Summary

  • New TORFABRIK for 2016/17 unveiled in Berlin.
  • Comic-book-style graphics on ball.
  • Emotions stirred up by football reflected in design.

Spectacular goals, competitive challenges and passionate supporters: Germany’s professional game enthralls fans across the globe, and with the release of the new official TORFABRIK match ball, excitement ahead of the new season is picking up steam.

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The new match ball, presented by the Bundesliga’s official partner adidas in Berlin on Friday, reveals its comic-book themes. The colours of black, silver and red reflect the emotions of a Bundesliga Matchday: the ferocity of a tackle, the force behind a shot at goal, the excitement in the stands, and the ecstasy of scoring a goal.

The new ball's design portrays the emotions evoked by football.

The new ball takes its inspiration from both the ‘Brazuca’, the official match ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and the ‘Beau Jeu’, the ball used recently at UEFA EURO 2016, and retains the innovative and highly-regarded panel form of its two predecessors.

The new ball has undertaken extensive testing for weight, water intake, shape and size, and meets all the necessary FIFA requirements for an official professional match ball. So that the ball may be visible in snow and other adverse weather conditions during the winter months, an orange ball has also been created.

The new TORFABRIK’s first official use will be on 5 August on Matchday 1 of the 2016/17 Bundesliga 2 season and is now available for fans to buy on www.adidas.com, in adidas stores and from other retailers.

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