UEFA and adidas unveil FUSSBALLLIEBE, the Official Match Ball of UEFA EURO 2024


FUSSBALLLIEBE, the Official Match Ball of UEFA EURO 2024 that will be used during the final tournament, was unveiled today by UEFA and adidas at a special event in front of the Olympiastadion in Berlin, according to the official website of UEFA.

German for ‘love of football’, FUSSBALLLIEBE features adidas Connected Ball Technology for the first time at a UEFA EURO – providing unprecedented insight into every element of the movement of the ball and contributing to UEFA’s video assistant refereeing decision-making process. The outer shell of the ball is supported within it by the CTR-CORE which is designed for accuracy and consistency, supporting fast, precise play with maximum shape and air retention.

The design of FUSSBALLLIEBE represents the movement of the ball and the energy of the game through prominent black wing shapes accentuated with colourful edges, curves and dots. The use of bold red, blue, green and orange celebrates both the vibrance that the competing nations bring to the tournament and the p
ure simplicity of football that attracts so much love from fans around the world. Illustrations of each of the tournament’s stadiums appear on the ball alongside the name of each host city.

As well as using recycled polyester and water-based ink, FUSSBALLLIEBE is made from more sustainable bio-based materials than any previous adidas Official Match Ball. Every layer of the ball has been adjusted to include materials such as corn fibres, sugar cane, wood pulp and rubber.

The unveiling of FUSSBALLLIEBE kicks off five days of activity at the Olympiastadion in Berlin to celebrate the love for football that includes special appearances from past UEFA EURO legends and current icons, freestyle battles and opportunities for fans to try out the ball. And, from tomorrow, adidas will spread the joy of the new FUSSBALLLIEBE across the other nine host cities with a roadshow featuring pop-up inner-city football pitches and ball giveaways. Each host city will receive 900 additional balls to donate locally to schools, foot
ball clubs and other initiatives.

The FUSSBALLLIEBE Official Match Ball is available to purchase as of today in adidas retail and selected retailers, and online at adidas.com, with 1% of net sales contributed towards Common Goal. Common Goal is a charitable project created by streetfootballworld and Juan Mata to contribute towards high-impact football charities worldwide that use the sport as a tool to tackle social issues, and is a partner of the UEFA Foundation for Children.

UEFA EURO 2024 will take place from 14 June to 14 July 2024 across ten host cities in Germany: Berlin, Cologne, Dortmund, Dsseldorf, Frankfurt, Gelsenkirchen, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich and Stuttgart.

Source: AZERTAC, Azerbaijan State News Agency

Azerbaijani karate fighters bring home seven medals from Russia


Azerbaijani karate fighters have captured seven medals, including two golds at an international tournament held in Moscow, Russia.

Asiman Gurbanli and female fighter Madina Sadigova bagged gold medals for Azerbaijan.

Rafiz Hasanov clinched a silver, while Roman Heydarov, Huseyn Mammadli, Nuran Rza-Zade and Abbas Dadashov scooped bronze medals of the tournament.

The tournament brought together 331 karate fighters from 27 countries.

Source: AZERTAC, Azerbaijan State News Agency

Azerbaijan keeps leading women’s event at European Team Chess Championship 2023


In Women’s section, the team of Azerbaijan has been held to a draw by France, scoring 7 match points and to tie for the top with France and Germany at the European Team Chess Championship 2023 held in Budva, Montenegro.

The R4 saw Gunay Mammadzada to score a point for Azerbaijan, while Govhar Beydullayeva and Gulnar Mammadova sign a draw, and Khanim Balajayeva lose the match.

In Open section, Azerbaijani players lost to Croatia by a score of 1.5-2.5, with Shahriyar Mammadyarov achieving a point, while Rauf Mammadov finished in a draw, and Vasif Durarbayli and Teymur Rajabov concluded the match with no match points.

The R4 will see Azerbaijani male players to take on Montenegro, while the female players will lock horns with Germany.

The 9-round Swiss tournament will run until November 21.

Source: AZERTAC, Azerbaijan State News Agency

President of Eurasian Patent Office pays respect to Great Leader Heydar Aliyev


A delegation led by President of the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) of the Eurasian Patent Organization Grigory Ivliev, who is on an official visit to Azerbaijan, and leadership of the Intellectual Property Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan have today visited the Alley of Honors to pay tribute to National Leader Heydar Aliyev, and laid a wreath at the Great Leader`s tomb.

They also put flowers at the grave of the Great Leader`s wife, academician Zarifa Aliyeva.

Source: AZERTAC, Azerbaijan State News Agency

IGB completes majority of finishing worksAzercell launches AI-backed Virtual Assistant AiCell for subscribers

The prevailing majority of finishing works within the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) are now successfully completed, the ICGB, the pipeline operator, told Trend. “The implementation of anti-erosion measures is still ongoing in some mountainous areas with steep slopes, completion is expected within the next few months,” said the company. The gas interconnector Greece – Bulgaria connects the natural gas transmission network of Greece near the town of Komotini with the Bulgarian transmission network near the town of Stara Zagora. The interconnector has an overall length of 182 km and a technical capacity of 3 bcm per year with an option for increasing the transmission capacity to up to 5 bcm per year with the construction of a compressor station on Greek territory that would also allow for reverse flow. IGB is being developed in great synergy with the LNG terminal near the Greek city of Alexandroupolis, which is set for completion by the end of 2023. With the terminal’s implementation, IGB’s capacity
may see a significant boost of up to 5 bcm/y, which will further ensure the independent energy deliveries in the region.

Source: TREND News Agency

While marking the 25th anniversary of its Call Center, Azercell is pleased to improve the Virtual Assistant service and make it available to customers from 15.11.2023!

Subscribers calling the Azercell Call Center will be greeted by a voice bot AiCell, powered by artificial intelligence. One of the most important and interesting features of the voice bot project, which is considered a technological breakthrough in the telecommunications industry, is that the Virtual Assistant provides full-spectrum services in the Azerbaijani language. AiCell, which will create new experiences for customers, understands the incoming requests and determines their virtual path in the appropriate category. In addition, depending on the request of the subscriber, it performs operations, and redirects calls to the IVR or the operator.

AiCell can now perform the most demanding operations on mobile data packages, roaming service, call tariffs, balance and tariff balance services, as well as Bolge Unlimited call campaign.

It shoul
d be noted that the communication functions and service capabilities of the Virtual Assistant are being further expanded. In the near future, Virtual Assistant will provide digital solutions for SimKredit, SimTaksit, Balance inquiries, as well as appeals related to Internet connection.

Making an innovation by developing a bot in the Azerbaijani language in the era of artificial intelligence, Azercell continues its activities in the direction of further improving the standard of living of people and enriching the customer experience with the application of new technologies in the country.

Source: AZERTAC, Azerbaijan State News Agency

Baku International Book Fair hosts presentation of book “Love” by Leyla Aliyeva


Organized by Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Culture, with the organizational support of the “Caspian Event Organisers”, the 9th Baku International Book Fair has featured a presentation of the book ‘Love’ by Leyla Aliyeva.

Speakers at the event gave detailed information about the book.

The event also featured a presentation of a catalogue of paintings by Leyla Aliyeva.

Source: AZERTAC, Azerbaijan State News Agency