The Copa America Centenario is a special edition of South America’s quadrennial regional competition celebration thee centenary of CONMEBOL.  World Soccer Shop caught up with Nike’s Rafael Ortega, who designed the Nike Copa America Centenario ball, and discussed the design process and what makes this ball special.



“The lowest common denominator, the purest essence of football, is you just need a ball to play with… And that is the easy part,” Ortega told World Soccer Shop as started his discussion on the Nike Copa America Centenario ball.  “If you want a great ball to play with that’s a whole different proposition.  And that’s where (Nike) comes in.”

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And the final result is something special.

Buy the Nike Copa America Centenario ball at World Soccer Shop.