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Q: Adidas Finale: official football of the UEFA Champions League

AThe Adidas Finale is the official football of the UEFA Champions League. Adidas have a long history of sponsoring FIFA and UEFA football tournaments, and providing the matchball for those tournaments. The ball incorporates the Champions League 'star' logo into it's design (shown below):

The Finale, used in champions league matches across the european continent since the year 2000.

The UEFA Champions League football was previously provided by Nike (till the year 2000), but has remained the Adidas Finale from the year 2000 to the present day. The design of the Adidas Finale has largely remained the same since it's introduction; however, the colour of the stars has been changed for every season. The ball shown above is the Adidas Finale 10: the final was held at Wembley Stadium, London. The technology of the Finale has evolved, just like the design has: originally it is believed that the ball was based upon the Adidas Terrestra Silverstrea; a football used at Euro 2000. Later, the ball is believed to have been based upon the Adidas Fevernova, Teamgeist and Roteiro footballs. To begin with the Adidas Finale was simple named the Adidas Finale, later is was named after the year of it's release - Adidas Finale 2003 etc - and finally it was named with a version: Adidas Finale 8, Adidas Finale 9 etc. The Adidas Finale is used in all UEFA Champions League matches, and that includes the final held at: San Siro, Milan (2001); Hampden Park, Glasgow (2002); Old Trafford, Manchester (2003); AufSchalke Arena, Gelsenkirchen (2004); Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul (2005); Stade de France, Saint-Denis (2006); Olympic Stadium, Athens (2007); Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow (2008); Stadio Olimpico, Rome (2009); Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid (2010); Wembley Stadium, London (2011); Allianz Arena, Munich (2012); Wembley Stadium, London (2013); Estádio da Luz, Lisbon (2014); and Olympiastadion, Berlin (2015).