adidas has revealed the ball that will be used in this season’s Champions League group game.
The new ball is called “Pyrostorm” and has the usual iconic design of stars all the time with adidas and Champions League logos in between.
Adidas and UEFA have revealed next season’s official 21/22 match ball for #UCL! ⚽
– Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 16, 2021
The stars are colored in vibrant shades of red, pink, yellow and white, although the sportswear giants are expected to release a new ball for the knockout stages in the 2021/22 edition of Europe’s premier club competition that has become commonplace.
Their latest offering is the first time we have seen a white ball used in the Champions League for a number of seasons now, with the 2020/21 ball predominantly silver with white stars, while we have also seen red, blue and purple patterns in recent years.
This season’s Champions League is already well under way with preliminary rounds taking place at the end of June before the first qualifier started on July 6.
The second qualifying round is scheduled to take place in less than a week with the enthroned Scottish premier champion Celtic who meets the Danish suit Midtjylland on July 20 before the second stage eight days later.
When the second qualifying round is completed, the last round is drawn before the group games start.
Celtic hope to be able to join the Rangers in the third qualifying round with Steven Gerrard’s side not required to take part in the second qualifier due to their status as champions of Scotland.
⌛️ The line-up for next season’s group game is being collected, with 26 of the 32 places that have now been taken … # UCL
– UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) 2 July 2021
If both Scottish Premier League sides can safely navigate through the qualifiers, they will join Premier League clothes Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea in the Champions League group stage 2021/22.
The draw for this season’s group game takes place on August 26, which means that we have just over a month to wait to see who will be up against whom.