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Ball with in-built cameras for 1st time

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Update: 2014-05-28 07:53:00
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DHAKA: Technology will get a new meaning in the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil as the Brazuca balls to be used in the mega event will come with six in-built HD cameras capturing 360 degree view of the on-field action.

Tushar Goculdas, Brand Director, Adidas India said to NDTV, "The ultimate football tournament comes to the home of football, Brazil - it does not get any bigger than this”.

“We kicked off our World Cup campaign with the launch of an exciting line-up of products. The essence of Brazil is represented through the most iconic symbol of the World Cup, Brazuca, the official match ball."

Brazuca is the 12th ball created by sportswear giants but its last World Cup creation, Jabulani, which was used in the 2010 competition in South Africa, was heavily criticized for its unpredictability in the air due to its lighter weight.

Adidas, though, claimed that this time the ball will be much better. It said the football will have vastly improved touch and accuracy.

The technology involves a new structural innovation with a unique symmetry of six identical panels alongside a different surface structure that will provide improved grip, touch, stability and aerodynamics on the pitch.

Brazucam is a customized Brazuca official match ball featuring six HD cameras that capture 360 degree view of the action. The product features custom-made image stabilization software at the cutting edge of innovation.

BDST: 1745 HRS, MAY 28, 2014

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