In full countdown to the Australia/New Zealand World Cup and the FIFA presented “Oceaunz”, the official ball of the competition.
The official ball of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, was presented today in Sydney / Gadigal (Australia)taking a helicopter ride over the city’s iconic skyline before arriving at Marks Park, which boasts magnificent views of Bondi Beach.
The Oceanz design, the ninth ball in a row made by adidas for a women’s world cup, is inspired by the unique natural landscapes of the two host countrieswith visual nods to the mountains of New Zealand and Australia’s connection to the Indian Ocean.
“Adidas has created an iconic official ball that reflects diversity, inclusion and unity, Very appropriate themes for the first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup co-hosted by two different countries from different confederations. This edition of the championship will be extremely special; and the rich cultures of Australia and New Zealand, as evoked at OCEAUNZ, are sure to embrace the fan experience and select visitors with ‘unlimited greatness’,” said FIFA General Secretary, Fatma Samoura.
this new ball it presents the same linked technology that could be seen in the men’s World Cup in Qatar. Such technology provides accurate data from the ball that is made available to VAR referees in real time.
Together with the position data of the players and applying artificial intelligence, the innovative connected technology of the ball contributes to FIFA’s semi-automated system for offside detection and provides instant feedback to the video refereeing team to help optimize decision making.
When does the World Cup start and when does Argentina debut?
The Australia/New Zealand World Cup It will start on July 20. with the match between New Zealand and Norwaythe same day Australia will face Ireland. The final will be played in Sydney/Gadigal on August 20.
as long as The Argentine National Team will debut on Monday, the 24th of July at 03:00 (Argentine time) at Eden Park in Auckland before italy.
Later will play against South Africa on July 27 at 9:00 p.m. (Argentine time) and will close Group G against Sweden on August 2 at 04.00 (Argentine time).