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U21 tournament ball unveiled in Tel Aviv

Wednesday 28 November 2012 18.11 CET
The official match ball for the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals

The official ball for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship was unveiled during the draw in Tel Aviv on Wednesday – and earned immediate praise as a "friendly ball" for players to use.

That was the verdict of former Israel international and U21 finals ambassador Eli Ohana, speaking on the stage at the Tel Aviv Hilton, where the draw took place. Fittingly, the ball has the same blue and white colours as tournament hosts Israel and its design features the same thermally bonded triangular patterns as the adidas Tango 12, match ball of UEFA EURO 2012.

Avi Nimni, the tournament's other ambassador and former Israel captain, added: "The ball is very light and easy to control, and I hope we will see a lot of goals in the tournament." adidas has produced the official ball for every major UEFA and FIFA tournament since 1970.

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