The surprising aerodynamics behind the Brazuca World Cup football

The surprising aerodynamics behind the Brazuca World Cup football.

Normally, I wouldn’t be writing about aerodynamics or soccer, but this one is an exception. I find it fascinating to learn about what goes on into the making ofthe new Brazuca football used at the World Cup this year. In contrast to the Jabulani which has been known to behave erratically due to an effect known as knuckling, the Brazuca limited knuckling speed to only 30 mph.

Not sure how the players and goal keepers are responding to the Brazuca at the World cup. I read about more goals being scored in the group stage matches during this world cup. Could the Brazuca has something to do with it?

 

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