La Liga unveil new PUMA ACCELERATE ball for 2021/22 season

Tom Gott
Jun 1, 2021, 10:30 AM GMT+1
La Liga & PUMA have unveiled the new Accelerate ball
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La Liga have revealed the all new PUMA Accelerate ball which will be used in the competition for the 2021/22 season.

The honour of revealing the ball was given to the most-popular Spanish streamer Ibai Llanos, who spilled the beans over on Twitch.

Ibai brought us the new version of the Accelerate, which has been updated and improved from the 2020 model that was used alongside the Adrenalina ball in La Liga fixtures last season.

The new model has been updated from 2020's version of the Accelerate, which was used alongside PUMA's Adrenalina ball in La Liga fixtures last season.

The ball features PUMA's latest technology, which is designed to improve all sorts of different things on the pitch. Its eight large panels are there to aid precision control and shot accuracy, and the inclusion of POE foam only adds to the improved touch sensitivity and bounce consistency.

Raphael Varane was part of the launch

Described as 'the perfect ball for accuracy and rapid action', the Accelerate uses high-frequency moulding to ensure it remains perfectly spherical and limit the impact of water absorption or abrasion from use over time.

Last but not least, it's designed to be striking. PUMA want this ball to show up on TV and in the stands regardless of where it is on the pitch. The white base is painted with explosive red, yellow and orange tones, designed to encapsulate the energy of fire and pay tribute to the bold, lively atmosphere of football matches in Spain.

The promotional video that came with the Accelerate channelled some real Dragon Ball vibes, mashing anime with football to create something that stands out from the crowd.

The ball comes with a slogan which sums up what it's all about: "Speed. Fire. Energy."

Ibai's stream was watched by thousands of viewers across the globe, who all saw La Liga superstars like Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann, Nolito, Suso and Marc Bartra, and there was even an emotional cameo from Santi Cazorla, who is tearing it up in Qatar with Al-Sadd these days.

The Accelerate 2021/22 La Liga match ball is available from June 1st at PUMA.com and at select retailers worldwide.

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