Qatar begin its 'journey' with Al Rihla
November 20, 2022
Sports Tak Staff
This is the 14th successive ball that has been created by Adidas.
It travels at high speeds when in flight to support the high tempo at which the sport is played.
The term 'Al Rihla' means 'the journey' in Arabic, inspired by the host nation's culture, architecture, iconic boats and flag.
The Al Rihla is the first World Cup ball to be made exclusively with water-based inks and glues.
At the centre is a special CRT-CORE, which connects the panels to the surface of the ball.
This provides elevated speed, accuracy and consistency for fast-paced action, precision, air retention and rebound accuracy.
The SPEEDSHELL is a textured PU skin with new 20-piece panel shape.
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