Nike’s most technologically advanced football, the Nike Maxim FA Cup ball, will be used at Wembley this weekend for the FA Cup Final between Manchester City and Wigan Athletic.
As supporting partner of England's FA Cup, Nike began supplying match balls this year for the semi-final fixtures and has produced a limited edition ball emblazoned with the team names and match date for the Final on Saturday. The partnership between Nike and The Football Association, the oldest football association in the world, was announced in September 2012.
Featuring design and performance innovation that offer superb responsiveness, touch and ball flight, the Nike Maxim ball is enhanced with Nike RaDaR (Rapid Decision and Response) technology, a lab- and field-tested standard of visual performance that allows players to better see the ball and make split-second, game-changing decisions.
Five-layer ball construction guarantees optimal first touch while a 360° sweet spot provides consistent response off the foot to maximize distribution. Aerodynamic textured casing called Geo II Balanced Technology delivers an accurate and powerful strike, no matter where you hit the ball.