Monday 19 November 2018

Here is the ball we hope Ireland are kicking in France next June

The 'Beau Jeu' ball that will be used in France next year
The 'Beau Jeu' ball that will be used in France next year

Let's hope this ball sees the boot of Robbie Keane an Co next summer

Adidas have released the ball that will be used in next summer's Euro 2916 tournament in France and it's called 'Beau Jeu' which translates to 'Beautiful Game'.

The ball was first revealed by former France captain, Zinedine ZIdane, who posted: "I am proud to unveil 'Beau Jeu', the official match for Euro 2016 from adidas football."

A press release accompanying the release of the match ball read: "In development for over 18 months, adidas has taken the best elements of the much-loved, and most-tested, Brazuca FIFA World Cup Official Match Ball, and added a French touch of class in time for the EUROS."

The ball certainly gets the thumps up from Wales star Gareth Bale.

“I already tested Beau Jeu in training with long shots, passes and running at pace. It performed brilliantly. I can’t wait for the tournament to start," said Bale.

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