UEFA Champions League 2013/14 Adidas Match Ball
The UEFA Champions League is considered to be the most prestigious competition in European football and one of the most prestigious in the football world. In the 2013/14 competition, 76 football clubs from 52 associations attempt to make it to the group stage where 32 clubs compete to reach and win the 24th May 2014 Final. The competition will run between the 17th September 2013 and the 24th May 2014, while the qualification phase already started on the 2nd July 2013 and will run until the 28th August 2013.
The Final of the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League will take place at the Estadio do Luz in Lisbon, Portugal. This is the home stadium of Benfica. Bayern Munich are the defending champions having won the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League against Borussia Dortmund. Above you can see the new Adidas match ball to be used in the competition. The base colour of the ball is white, while the trademark stars adorning the ball are a mixture of red, black and silver. For unfavourable winter weather conditions, a winter ball was also launched. This has a more visible orange base colour, while the stars are a mixture of blue, black and silver. These two balls will be used in the group stage of the competition.