THE BRAND new Uefa Champions League 2024 Final matchball has allegedly been “leaked” online.
And it reportedly includes a subtle nod to the nation that will host this season’s showpiece.
Europe’s showpiece competition will get underway in nine days time with the first batch of group games.
That will be followed by the top two from each going on to play in the knockout stages.
It will be then that the new matchball will be introduced into play.
And it will be used all the way until the Champions League Final.
Footy Headlines website have now claimed that they not only have “the first leaked images” of the matchball – but they have also shared them.
The ball they are reporting is a predominantly orange design and is covered in the Uefa competition’s blue and white iconic stars.
The pattern on it also appears to resemble the claws of a lion.
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It is also very familiar to the 2019 Champions League final matchball – and it seems to be a hit with supporters already.
“It looks absolutely awesome,” declared one on Twitter.
Another reacted with several heart emojis while a fellow fan called it “amazing”.