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adidas Reveal Official Match Ball For 22/23 Women's UCL Final

In preparation for 3 June of this year, adidas has unveiled UWCL Pro Ball ‘Eindhoven’ – the Official Match Ball for the 2022/23 UEFA Women’s Champions League knockout stages and final, with the latter taking place in the Dutch city that is the ball’s namesake.

Since 2021, adidas has proudly been an Official Partner of UEFA Women’s Football, extending the relationship to cover all UEFA Women’s competitions at a domestic and international level. As part of that partnership the German brand supplies the match balls for Europe’s elite competition, the Champions League, and with the draw for the knock out stages set to take place today (10 February), the new match ball has been revealed, with a design that celebrates the innovative architecture and design elements that Eindhoven – as host city of the final – is known for. 

Set on a dark blue background representing the vibrancy of the city at night, neon detailing across the ball nods to the association Eindhoven has as the City of Lights. Each iridescent neon graphic represents illustrious landmarks and famous features found across the city – including The Eindhoven Stadium, The Evoluon and a bold and colourful lightbulb.  

Distinctive white pearlescent Champions League stars stand out against fluorescent edges, highlighting the contrast between the impressive historic and modern architecture found in Eindhoven, and the thriving light art scene emerging across the city.  

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To keep up with the demands of the modern game, the ball features a range of adidas performance technology, including an innovative PRISMA surface texture that offers the Europe’s finest players, precision on the ball. The outer texture coating, found on all UEFA Champions League official match balls, offers a secure grip and complete control while the thermally bonded seamless construction is designed to deliver ultimate performance

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Matthew Davidson, Head of Global Brand Marketing, adidas Football said: “2023 promises to be another incredible year of football, with a host of landmark tournaments to look forward to – including the knockout stages of the UEFA Women’s Champions League 2022/23. With UWCL Pro Ball Eindhoven, we’re really pleased with how we have captured the iconic cultural architecture and artistic nature of the city. There is still a long way to go for the teams that will eventually run out at the final in Eindhoven, so we hope that this ball inspires them on that journey.

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Pick up the adidas Women's UCL 22/23 final official match ball at

Daniel Jones

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