Understandably, Italia is the name on lips at the moment and Nike has picked a good time to announce the release of a new ball.
The new Nike Maxim Ball is the symbol of the revamped partnership with Serie A and will be used during the 2012-2013 season. Inspired by the three colours of the Italian flag the ball features design and performance innovations for enhanced responsiveness, touch and flight stability for accurate passing and striking.
“Nike will provide us with our official game ball for the sixth consecutive season,” said Maurizio Beretta, President of Serie A, “In recent years, players, goalkeepers and coaches have recognized the quality of Nike balls and we’re sure that the Nike Maxim Ball will also be highly appreciated by athletes and followers. The use of the tricolour from the Italian flag will be a good omen for the three-year revamped partnership with Nike and celebrates the return of Italy to Europe’s elite football”.