Brazuca was voted by its public football fanatics in Brazil back in September 2012. The colours and ribbon design of the ball panels symbolize the traditional multi-coloured wish bracelets worn in the country (fita do Senhor do Bonfim da Bahia) and was inspired by the vibrant colours, passion and heritage of Brazil.
“Brazuca went through a thorough testing process over a two and a half year period involving more than 600 of the world’s top players and 30 teams in 10 countries across three continents, making it the most tested ball ever by adidas and ensuring that it is suited to all conditions. Clubs involved in testing included AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Palmeiras and Fluminese. Players involved in the process included global football stars Leo Messi, Iker Casillas, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Zinedine Zidane.