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World Cup unveils 'Brazuca' soccer ball

A picture taken on December 5, 2013 in

A picture taken on December 5, 2013 in Paris, shows the official ball of the 2014 World Cup, "The Brazuca". The ball, weighing 437 grammes, underwent two and half years of testing by 600 players and 30 teams throughout the world. The name "Brazuca" was decided in September 2012 after an internet-based opinion poll of Brazilian football fans. It beat off opposition from "Bossa Nova" and "Carvanalesca". AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images Photo Credit: Getty FRANCK FIFE

The official ball of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil has been named "The Brazuca." It weighs 437 grams and underwent two and half years of testing by 600 players and 30 teams throughout the world. The name was decided in September 2012 after an internet-based opinion poll of Brazilian soccer fans.

A picture taken on December 5, 2013 in
Photo Credit: Getty FRANCK FIFE

A picture taken on December 5, 2013 in Paris, shows the official ball of the 2014 World Cup, "The Brazuca".The ball, weighing 437 grammes, underwent two and half years of testing by 600 players and 30 teams throughout the world. The name "Brazuca" was decided in September 2012 after an internet-based opinion poll of Brazilian football fans. It beat off opposition from "Bossa Nova" and "Carvanalesca". AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images

A picture taken on December 5, 2013 in
Photo Credit: Getty FRANCK FIFE

A picture taken on December 5, 2013 in Paris, shows the official ball of the 2014 World Cup, "The Brazuca". The ball, weighing 437 grammes, underwent two and half years of testing by 600 players and 30 teams throughout the world. The name "Brazuca" was decided in September 2012 after an internet-based opinion poll of Brazilian football fans. It beat off opposition from "Bossa Nova" and "Carvanalesca". AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images

A picture taken on December 5, 2013 in
Photo Credit: Getty FRANCK FIFE

A picture taken on December 5, 2013 in Paris, shows the official ball of the 2014 World Cup, "The Brazuca".The ball, weighing 437 grammes, underwent two and half years of testing by 600 players and 30 teams throughout the world. The name "Brazuca" was decided in September 2012 after an internet-based opinion poll of Brazilian football fans. It beat off opposition from "Bossa Nova" and "Carvanalesca". AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian forward Lucas Moura (R) and Argentinian forward
Photo Credit: Getty FRANCK FIFE

Brazilian forward Lucas Moura (R) and Argentinian forward Ezequiel Lavezzi (L) pose with the official ball of the 2014 World Cup, "The Brazuca", on December 5, 2013 in a store in Paris. The ball, weighing 437 grammes, underwent two and half years of testing by 600 players and 30 teams throughout the world. The name "Brazuca" was decided in September 2012 after an internet-based opinion poll of Brazilian football fans. It beat off opposition from "Bossa Nova" and "Carvanalesca". AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images

A picture taken on December 5, 2013 in
Photo Credit: Getty FRANCK FIFE

A picture taken on December 5, 2013 in Paris, shows the official ball of the 2014 World Cup, "The Brazuca". The ball, weighing 437 grammes, underwent two and half years of testing by 600 players and 30 teams throughout the world. The name "Brazuca" was decided in September 2012 after an internet-based opinion poll of Brazilian football fans. It beat off opposition from "Bossa Nova" and "Carvanalesca". AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian forward Lucas Moura poses with the official
Photo Credit: Getty FRANCK FIFE

Brazilian forward Lucas Moura poses with the official ball of the 2014 World Cup, "The Brazuca", on December 5, 2013 in a store in Paris. The ball, weighing 437 grammes, underwent two and half years of testing by 600 players and 30 teams throughout the world. The name "Brazuca" was decided in September 2012 after an internet-based opinion poll of Brazilian football fans. It beat off opposition from "Bossa Nova" and "Carvanalesca". AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian forward Lucas Moura juggles with the official
Photo Credit: Getty FRANCK FIFE

Brazilian forward Lucas Moura juggles with the official ball of the 2014 World Cup, "The Brazuca", on December 5, 2013 in a store in Paris. The ball, weighing 437 grammes, underwent two and half years of testing by 600 players and 30 teams throughout the world. The name "Brazuca" was decided in September 2012 after an internet-based opinion poll of Brazilian football fans. It beat off opposition from "Bossa Nova" and "Carvanalesca". AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images

Argentinian forward Ezequiel Lavezzi poses with the official
Photo Credit: Getty FRANCK FIFE

Argentinian forward Ezequiel Lavezzi poses with the official ball of the 2014 World Cup, "The Brazuca", on December 5, 2013 in a store in Paris. The ball, weighing 437 grammes, underwent two and half years of testing by 600 players and 30 teams throughout the world. The name "Brazuca" was decided in September 2012 after an internet-based opinion poll of Brazilian football fans. It beat off opposition from "Bossa Nova" and "Carvanalesca". AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images

A picture taken on December 5, 2013 in
Photo Credit: Getty FRANCK FIFE

A picture taken on December 5, 2013 in Paris, shows the official ball of the 2014 World Cup, "The Brazuca". The ball, weighing 437 grammes, underwent two and half years of testing by 600 players and 30 teams throughout the world. The name "Brazuca" was decided in September 2012 after an internet-based opinion poll of Brazilian football fans. It beat off opposition from "Bossa Nova" and "Carvanalesca". AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images

A picture taken on December 5, 2013 in
Photo Credit: Getty FRANCK FIFE

A picture taken on December 5, 2013 in Paris, shows the official ball of the 2014 World Cup, "The Brazuca". The ball, weighing 437 grammes, underwent two and half years of testing by 600 players and 30 teams throughout the world. The name "Brazuca" was decided in September 2012 after an internet-based opinion poll of Brazilian football fans. It beat off opposition from "Bossa Nova" and "Carvanalesca". AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images

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