“Everyone noticed a difference on the ball. We were used to playing with a normal ball in Brazil. Here it takes more speed and accepts a lot of curves. But we are adapting well and we are already focused on Italy”assured midfielder Marlon Gomes, in statements to Globoesporte.
The team commanded by Ramon Menezes, is not the only one going through the adaptation of the ball, but also the remaining 23 teams that will participate in the youth tournament. Another of those who spoke about it was Marquinhos, who added: “The ball is different but over time we get used to it. We know that the match against Italy will be very intense.”
For the first date corresponding to Group D, Brazil will face Italy, at the Malvinas Argentinas stadium, this Sunday the 21st from 3:00 p.m. Then they will face Nigeria and the Dominican Republic, respectively.
OCEAUNZ, the ball chosen for the Under 20 World Cup
The ball that will roll on the Argentine soccer fields between May 20 and June 11, is the so-called Oceaunz Adidas brand.
Its design was inspired by the unique natural landscapes of the two countries. The technology of the round is the same that was used with the ball in Qatar 2022, which provides precise information that the VAR referees will have at their disposal in real time.
It should be noted that it will also be used in the Women’s Soccer World Cup that will take place in Australia and New Zealand in 2023.
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