On the same day the UEFA Champions League group stage draw took place in Monaco, adidas has released the match ball that will be used during the group stages of Europe’s elite club competition. This year’s rendition of the famous ball features the classic star paneling design resembling the Champions League logo, but this time around has comments from adidas players on what winning means to them including:
“Play your life, I play mine” – Mesut Ozil
“Controlling the game is everything” – Toni Kroos
“La creatividad gana”, meaning “Creativity wins” – James Rodriguez
“Being faster than a bullet” – Gareth Bale
The new adidas Finale 16 UEFA Champions League group stage match ball along with winter match ball and mini ball versions are available now in soccerloco stores and at soccerloco.com.