WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 — The World Cup final is almost here, and no matter which two teams meet for the title match, there’s one thing they’ll both need to win: the ball. This week, Reactions examines the chemistry that goes into making the “brazuca,” and what makes it different from most other soccer balls out there. The video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XNTfslUzt8.
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