Adidas the sport equipment manufacturer and a sponsor for the next World Cup to be held in Brazil in 2014 has considered the genre as a name for the official ball for the tournament.Other names up for consideration are Carnavalesca, a word describing someone who plans or participates in the country’s raucous carnival celebrations. As well as Brazuca, which is a playful slang word for native Brazilians.

FiFA World Cup 2014 Bossa Nova Football

FiFA World Cup 2014

The public is asked to vote for the name and can be done here.

Voting closes September 2nd