My Story:

The fifth PowerOrange version of the match ball used in 2013/2014 UEFA Europa League season that is now based on the Tango 12 and Cafusa technology of the 2012 Ukraine Poland UEFA European Championship and Adidas Cafusa 2013 South Africa FIFA Confederations Cup fames respectively.  This follows another year of the Europa League has seen new technology embraced for the match balls, with the PowerOranges following suit. Like with the previous year’s winter ball, the word PowerOrange is not printed on this ball and could be because Adidas has decided that other colours like pink or yellow would serve the same purpose.  Another watch point would be the FIFA Approved Code of 202.A1D which is for this make that is manufactured in China instead of the white version which I have seen to be manufactured in Pakistan with FIFA Approved Code of 202.A1E.

 

The Official Story:

I have not seen one for this and most PowerOranges, so the best you can get is the one for the traditional ‘white’ or summer versions.

 

Technical Story:

Made in China.

FIFA Approved Code: 202.A1D