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BEAUTIFUL GOALS IN RUSSIA! ADIDAS KRASAVA DEBUTS AS 2017 FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP MATCH BALL

16 November 2016
BEAUTIFUL GOALS IN RUSSIA!  ADIDAS KRASAVA DEBUTS AS 2017 FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP MATCH BALL

The official match ball of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup rolls onto the international stage this week as adidas unveils its Russian-inspired Krasava.

Krasava!» Such is the Russian colloquial term used by football fans in the country to express high praise for a player who performed a particularly striking piece of play, be it a beautiful goal or an amazing run.

The unveiling of Krasava is yet another important step on the road to the FIFA Confederations Cup.

Next summer, the Krasava will be trialled in live conditions by six continental champions – Australia (AFC Asian Cup winners), Chile (Copa America winners), Mexico (CONCACAF Gold Cup winners), New Zealand (OFC Nations Cup winners), Portugal (UEFA EURO 2016 winners) and the yet-to-be-decided Africa Cup of Nations winners – plus world champions Germany and Russia.

This tournament will help people discover many things about Russia and learn a bit more of the language.