Access exclusive podcasts, interviews and analysis with a monthly or annual membership

Become A Member
Dublin: 9°C Wednesday 21 April 2021

Adidas have revealed the official Euro 2016 ball and it's not too bad

‘Beau Jeu’ incorporates the red, white and blue of the French flag.

ADIDAS HAVE LAUNCHED the official match-ball of Euro 2016 and it’s a pretty solid effort.

‘Beau Jeu’, which translates as ‘the beautiful game’, is quite colourful in comparison to the balls used at previous tournaments with a distinctive splash of red, white and blue.

The ball was developed over eighteen months and will be handed over to the qualified teams once the play-offs are over so they can get more comfortable with it ahead of the tournament’s start on June 10th.

Still though, as nice as it looks, it’s not a patch on some of these other efforts.

1984, all day long.


Also, it’s a massive relief that David Guetta is the music ambassador for Euro 2016.


What should Ireland’s starting XI be for tomorrow’s Euro 2016 play-off first leg?

Who is the man planning to dash Ireland’s Euro 2016 dreams and how did he rescue Bosnia’s chances?

About the author:

Eoin O'Callaghan

Read next: