My Story:

The Adidas Competition version or species of match balls will be something that is here to stay for a while.  Cheaper replicas (also labeled on the ball as ‘Match Ball Replica’) of all match balls rolled out from 2008 onwards but still as match quality as ever, with Adidas Roteiro-like panel designs and thermal bonding.  This current 2008/2009 copy is the Adidas Europass version that is used in the Spanish Segunda and Tercera Divisions while the top league, the Spanish Primera Division is graced by the Nike Total 90 Omni.


The Official Story:

The only one I have found so far relates to the Adidas Tango 12 Competition 2012 Ukraine Poland UEFA European Championship.


Technical Story:

Made in Pakistan.

FIFA Approved Code: 202.Y4O


  1. Ian
    February 15, 2014


    Please could you tell me if this ball was made in other countries apart from Pakistan. Also – does this ball have some kind of mark on it that shows it was made in Pakistan, or a specific makers mark ?



    • Wilson Chia
      February 16, 2014

      Yes it has the words printed Made in Pakistan.


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