Adidas Finale

The Adidas Finale ball is the current official football of the UEFA Champions League, and has been since the 2000–01 season. The ball is therefore designed with emphasis on the stars of the UEFA Champions League logo. The ball is used mostly in the final stages, as other balls may be used in preliminary rounds. For example, a Puma ball was used in a 2006–07 third qualifying round second leg match between Maccabi Haifa and Liverpool.

The ball is made by Adidas, and was developed based on the Adidas Terrestra Silverstream, the official matchball of the UEFA Euro 2000 in the Netherlands and Belgium. This ball was also made with the same type of materials and construction used for the Adidas Fevernova, except, of course, the graphics.

The Finale ball incorporates a unique design that was inspired by the UEFA Champions League "star-ball" logo. The Finale is softer, faster, and more accurate than any other Adidas football before and it also features a layer of highly compressed, gas-filled micro-balloons of equal size (syntactic foam), proven during Euro 2000 and probably contributing to one of the highest average goal rates in a major tournament.

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