Countdown to kick off is on. Meet 'Beau Jeu' the official adidas match ball for the UEFA Euro 2016 group stages in France next summer.

Translated in English to 'the beautiful game' and wrapped in layers of French reds, whites and blues the 'Beau Jeu' is closely linked to the host nation and integrates silver highlights in reference to the big prize - the European Championship Trophy. Built on the foundations and success of the 2014 Brazuca World Cup ball the 'Beau Jeu' is the result of 18 months of development and takes the best elements of the ball used in Brazil two years ago.

Using the same panel shape as the Brazuca the 'Beau Jeu' boasts an upgraded surface structure offering improved grip and enhanced in-flight visibility and competing federations will be officially presented with the ball by the end of November 2015 in order to give all players a six month window to train with it ahead of the tournament kick off in June 2016.

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Tested extensively by the best, developed by the experts and styled by the classy French the 'Beau Jeu' is the next chapter of an historic relationship between adidas and major international tournament football. Roll on June.

Want one? Course you do. Grab one here from Nov 13.