Adidas Beau Jeu

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Adidas Beau Jeu

The Adidas Beau Jeu is one of the official match balls of the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament. It was used for the group stage of the tournament, after which it was replaced by the Adidas Fracas (a design variant of the Beau Jeu) for the knockout stage, marking the first time in the tournament's history that two styles of official ball were used.[1] The French phrase "Beau Jeu" translates to "Beautiful Game" or "Beautiful Play".[2]

In the group match between Switzerland and France on 19 June, the ball burst during a challenge between Antoine Griezmann and Valon Behrami.[3]

The Errejota, the official ball of the 2016 Summer Olympics, was based on the Beau Jeu but with a surface design change.


Unveiled by Adidas and presented by former French national player Zinedine Zidane on November 12, 2015,[4] the ball features elements of the Adidas Brazuca,[5] but in a new design.[6] The design includes blue lines with orange detail with letters and numbers on each line creating "EURO" and "2016".


  1. ^ (20 June 2016). "Ball for UEFA EURO 2016 knockout rounds unveiled - UEFA EURO - News -".
  2. ^ "Euro 2016: Adidas unveil 'Beau Jeu', the tournament's official match ball". The Independent. Retrieved 30 May 2017
  3. ^ Pugmire, Jerome (2016-06-19). "France v Switzerland: Euro 2016 game with burst ball, ripped shirts, dodgy pitch". Associated Press. Fox Sports Australia. Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  4. ^ "Adidas unveils official match ball for Euro 2016".
  5. ^ "Here is the ball we hope Ireland are kicking in France next June -".
  6. ^ "Adidas Beau Jeu Euro 2016 Ball Released".
Preceded by
Tango 12
UEFA European Championship official ball
Succeeded by