Adidas Krasava Confederations Cup Football
This is the Adidas Confederations Cup football, called ‘Krasava’:
The ball’s name comes from the Russian for beautiful and creative team performances. A striking red pattern represents a red ruby.
On 14th November 2017, Krasava will make its’ debut when Russia face Romania in a friendly.
Next summer’s participants are:
- hosts Russia,
- World champions Germany,
- European champions Portugal,
- Copa America winners Chile,
- AFC Asian Cup winners Australia,
- CONCACAF Gold Cup champions Mexico, and,
- OFC Nations Cup winners New Zealand.
The winners of next winter’s Africa Cup of Nations join the seven other nations in the tournament in Russia.
Recent comments attributed to FIFA president Gianni Infantino suggest this is the last Confederations Cup. FIFA may create a club World Cup to be held in its place. It seems like a move to appease clubs over the international calendar and has yet to be finalised.
The FIFA General Council may prove the immovable object that stops the idea in its’ tracks due to the national FAs self-interests.