Which football should you buy this year?

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From the La Liga STRIKE to the Adidas BuLi ball, sift through the best match balls available this off-season

With European football taking a break ahead of the new season, fans from across the globe will fill the void by hitting the pitch themselves ahead of the new kick-off, making this the perfect time to grab yourself a new ball. But which football is the best?


WHICH FOOTBALLBALL DOES THE PREMIER LEAGUE USE?


Eden Hazard

Why not treat yourself to the Nike STIKE Premier League ball this summer?

Designed to offer consistent feel and easy visual tracking, it’s Aerowtrac grooves and 12-panel design for accurate ball flight provides the perfect excuse to bend your free-kicks like Alexis Sanchez or fire from close range like Sergio Aguero and Harry Kane. Its textured casing also provides great touch and feel to charge past defenders like Eden Hazard and Paul Pogba.

Buy now at Amazon from £20.66


WHICH FOOTBALLBALL DOES THE BUNDESLIGA USE?


Robert Lewandowski Bayern Bremen Wiedwald

For a change of pace why not pick up the DFL Bundesliga Official Match Football.

Adidas’ thermal-bonded seamless cover offers precise trajectory — should you wish to pick out the far corner like Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski — and good ball control to trap and finish like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and, designed for grass playing surfaces, even offers water absorption to ensure you remain as fleet-footed as Arjen Robeen.

Buy now at Amazon from £67.81


WHICH FOOTBALL DOES LA LIGA USE?


Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Celta LaLiga 17052017

The official La Liga BBVA Strike Football Visual Power graphic helps you see the ball faster and react quickly, like Barcelona star Lionel Messi nipping the ball away from the toe of a defender.

Its textured casing offers superior touch like Neymar’s famous back-heel control, while the aerowtrac grooves for accurate flight right off the foot could see you hammer a knuckleball at goal like Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

Buy now at Amazon from £19.45


WHICH FOOTBALL DOES LIGUE 1 USE?


Ligue 1 Elysia matchaball

Capital club PSG are hoping to fire the Uhlsport Elysia back to Ligue 1 glory this season after surrendering the title to Monaco last term.

The ball’s Butyl bladder offers better air retention and quality playing, with few of as a high quality as Angel Di Maria, who hit another 3 goals as the capital club retained the title.

Buy now at Amazon from £23.73


THE RUSSIAN CONFEDERATIONS CUP BALL


Adidas Karsava Confederations Cup ball

The official match ball of the FIFA Confederations Cup, the Krasava employs the same tech as the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazuca ball with a six-panel construction.

Portugal’s Bernardo Silva, Chile’s Arturo Vidal and PSG’s Julian Draxler were among those hoping its “disruptive” design wouldn’t disrupt their competitions this past summer, while the bladder is made of latex andipping to keep costs low, savings the manufacturer says it passes on to you.

Buy now at Amazon from £31.96


WHICH FOOTBALL DOES SERIE A USE?


Paulo Dybala Bologna Juventus Serie A

The official Serie A Nike Strike ball should also be near the top of your wishlist this summer.

The Visiual Power Graphic will help you see the ball at high speeds as you seek to control and move like Paulo Dybala, while the textured TPU casing provides optimal feel as it flies off your head and into the corner as if you were Gonzalo Higuain.

Buy now at Amazon from £13.96


THE BEST BUDGET FOOTBALL


Mitre calcio

The Mitre Calcio Hyperseam Training Football provides the perfect match for ballers on a budget, working hard this summer to hone their skills ahead of the new season.

One of the most popular training balls on the market, it has been re-engineered with Hyperseam technology for optimum in-play consistency, low maintenance and high durability so you can take it everywhere with you.

Buy now at Amazon from £9.81

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