Women’s World Cup soccer official ball unveiled… Capture the great nature of Australia and New Zealand

January 25, 2023 0 Comments

The 2023 International Football Federation (FIFA) Australia/New Zealand Women’s World Cup official ball, which contains the nature of Oceania, has been unveiled.

On the 25th, FIFA unveiled OCEAUNZ, the official ball for the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, which opens in July.

The bold curves and sea blue patterns of Oceanz produced by Adidas remind us of the unique natural scenery of Australia and New Zealand.

FIFA described it as “visualizing New Zealand’s huge mountains and the Indian Ocean surrounding the Australian continent”.

Aboriginal artists from two countries, Australia’s Aboriginal Cherni Sutton and New Zealand’s Maori Fiona Collis, were in charge of designing Oceanz. 안전놀이터

The name of the official ball seems to have been made by combining the initials of Ocean, which means ocean, and Australia (AU) and New Zealand (NZ).

FIFA Secretary-General Fatma Samura said: “Adidas has created the official ball with a spirit of diversity, inclusivity and togetherness, which is a fitting theme for this first-ever co-hosted Women’s World Cup. The rich cultures of Australia and New Zealand invite the tournament. It will give a great experience to the fans and teams who will find it.”

Like the 2022 Qatar World Cup official ball ‘Al Rila’, advanced technology was applied to Oceans.

Connected ball technology, which enables semi-automatic offside readout (SAOT) with an inertial communication device, also entered Oceans.

SAOT is a technology that was fully introduced at the Qatar World Cup and received favorable reviews. It accurately identifies the position of the player and the ball and even uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology to accurately read offside.

‘Speed ​​Cell’ technology that increases accuracy and flight stability by making a ball with 20 square polyurethane pieces with special protrusions, ‘CTR-Core’ that enables more precise play by helping the core installed in the ball maintain its shape and air flow ‘ The technology was also applied to Oceans.

The Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup kicks off on July 20 with the opening match between New Zealand and Norway. The final will be held on August 20th.

The Korean national team, led by coach Colin Bell, competes against Colombia, Morocco and Germany in Group H.

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