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Ligue 1 unveils new match ball for the 2017-18 season

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Ligue 1 have unveiled its new match ball for the 2017-18 season.

The ball has been designed by uhlsport and named ‘Elysia’. The word Elysia makes reference to both the mythological Elysian fields that were reserved for virtuous men and heroes and the Champs Elysées in Paris, where French teams celebrate their title victories.

A statement on Ligue 1’s official website read:

“Elysia’s patented, innovative design and exclusive materials offer excellent in-game performance.

Advanced heat-sealing technology gives the ball a perfectly spherical shape with minimal water absorption. The outer covering is extremely abrasion-resistant. The bladder and its enclosing cover offer perfect roundness and excellent air retention, while the ball’s unique construction ensures exceptional performance in terms of trajectory.”

The new match ball has been certified by the FIFA Quality Pro.