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Nike Unveil The Official 20/21 Serie A Match Ball

Nike have unveiled the first of its major European league match balls, with the new Flight design dressed out in blue and yellow for the 20/21 Serie A season.

The unveiling of a new official match ball is always an exciting time, signalling that the beginning of the new season is not that far away. With the 19/20 season not even wrapped up in Italy just yet, the reveal of the new Nike Flight ball for the 20/21 season keeps anticipation levels at a high for the new campaign, giving the newly designed match ball its first league-ready look.

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In case you missed it, the new Nike Flight ball – the Swoosh's official match ball for the 20/21 season – has been designed to address issues of inconsistent aerodynamics through a revolutionary design. Incorporating Nike’s new AerowSculpt technology, the ball delivers a measurable benefit of 30 percent truer flight than its Nike predecessor. AerowSculpt technology promotes air movement around the ball rather than gripping its surface, reducing wobble for a more predictable and consistent flight. It also gives the ball the unique look that it has. In addition, the Flight ball also repurposes Nike All Conditions Control (ACC) 3D ink, using the 3D ink layout to strategically print “micro flaps” along Nike AerowSculpt. 

For the Italian variation, the base white of the Flight ball is joined by blue and yellow colourings, with red accents popping through the Swoosh outline and other branding. It’s the first of the major European leagues sponsored by Nike to show off the match ball, and it’s certainly a unique look. Roll on the start of the season. 

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The Nike Serie A 20/21 Match Ball is available for preorder now at

Daniel Jones

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