The ‘Ordem’ will be used across English tournament the Premier League, Spanish tournament La Liga and Italian tournament the Serie A, with each league using different color variations of the new design. The all new ball has a new range of enhanced features and will follow the classic Nike design structure of 40 per cent synthetic rubber, 30 per cent rubber, 20 per cent polyester and 10 per cent cotton.
Amongst its new features, Nike has said that the ball will contain high contrast graphics for enhanced visibility, a perfect spherical shape to fly further, faster and more accurately and a cross-linked, nitrogen-expanded foam casing for shape retention.
Within its colorful design will also be a crest of each league for “player pride.” The Premier League will use its blue design, while La Liga will be in orange and the Serie A in pink. Nike have described the design as “the most innovative, technologically advanced and aerodynamically tuned ball to date.”
With a £95 ($162) price tag, it’s certainly got a lot to live up to, while being the ball of choice for three of the biggest football leagues in the world. The Ordem may not be the only factor that could influence players and bettors everywhere in the forthcoming La Liga tournament.
Real Madrid could potentially beat current champions Atlético Madrid to the title this year, thanks to the recent signing of German powerhouse Toni Kroos. The former Bayern Munich superstar is fresh off the back of a stunning World Cup campaign, in which he scored two goals during the historic 7-1 defeat of Brazil.
After making a record transfer deal last year signing Gareth Bale from Tottenham for £85 million, it’s rumored that the Champions League winners now have their eye on Colombian World Cup star James Rodriguez. The 23-year-old played magnificently in the World Cup, scoring in every game he played, with a total of six goals to make his country proud.
Meanwhile, Atlético Madrid may suffer after selling off some of its most valuable players to the Premier League – Diego Costa has recently been signed to Chelsea, and he will be joined by Filipe Luís, who made the move last Wednesday for £20 million. La Liga, complete with a new ball and some new star players, kicks off on 23rd August, and it’s set to be a scorcher.