adidas presents a special ball for the Champions League final

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UEFA and adidas presented this Tuesday, four days before the Champions League final at the Stade de France, the ball which will circulate between the feet of the players of Liverpool and Real Madrid. A sphere displaying a message as strong as it is symbolic.

UEFA and adidas presented this Tuesday, four days before the Champions League final at the Stade de France, the ball which will circulate between the feet of the players of Liverpool and Real Madrid. A sphere displaying a message as strong as it is symbolic.

Everything for peace. Initially scheduled for Saint Petersburg, Russia, the 2022 edition of the Champions League final was logically relocated by UEFA, due to the war in Ukraine, to land on French soil, at the Stade de France , in Saint Denis. The deadline is fast approaching since on Saturday evening (9 p.m.), Liverpool and Real Madrid will cross swords to find out who will have the happiness of lifting, once more, the cup with the big ears.

Four days before this great event, UEFA and adidas have unveiled the ball that will be used throughout this game. As the brand with the three stripes explains in its press release, this leather has been specially designed to carry a global message of peace, from the stadium, to the world.

A colorless ball for unity

This translates, materially, by the inscription, in bold, of the words “peace” and “мир” (both meaning “peace”, in English and in Ukrainian) on the ball. A will obviously triggered by the war declared by Russia in Ukraine on February 24th.

The ball from the Champions League final 21-22

In line with this guideline, the two entities have chosen to design an accessory devoid of colors. Pure white, symbolizing truce and unity, accompanies the traditional stars composed of gray on this very special edition.

An organized auction

To proclaim loud and clear their support for the victims of this conflict, the European Football Authority and adidas have specified that the ball will not be available for sale. “but will be auctioned off after the match, with proceeds going to UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, to support those forced to flee their homes. »

The ball from the Champions League final 21-22

Note that, as part of the Grand Paris Finale 2022 organized the day before the C1 final, Friday, adidas, which “creates a unique facility and pitch for the UEFA Champions League”, has undertaken to renovate the Zinedine Zidane pitch in Saint-Denis. Eight local teams, each representing a district of the city, will compete there in a tournament.

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