My Story:

In keeping with the tradition of Adidas, another world cup brings in a new technology of a better football.  The Adidas Fevernova will be remembered in a world as the first FIFA World Cup match ball in a long while to do away with that famous Tango trigon design.  The Fevernova will also be remembered as a first on many fronts: the match ball used in the first time a world cup is held in Asia and also the first time that it is jointly hosted, making us Asians really proud, especially if you are South Korean or Japanese. 

The design on the ball tries to mimic the weapon of the Japanese ninjas known as the shuriken and has flames in red that supposedly symbolises Asian culture.  Perhaps that is where it represents the Koreans.  For a better explanation perhaps, please refer to the official well conceived story below.

There are also two versions of the Fevernova box.  The one in the pictures here has the I GOT THE FEVER logo and also the 2002 FIFA World Cup official logo to the top right of the Adidas logo, at the front and the back of the box.

The finals was held at the International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan and Brazil defeated Germany 0-2 in normal regulation time.


The Official Story:

More accurate! Faster! More efficient!

The syntactic foam layer, which was successfully introduced in the official match ball of the 1998 FIFA World Cup, has been refined to give the Fevernova the superior quality and accuracy found in no other ball.  The newly improved syntactic foam layer, consisting of highly compressible and extremely durable gas-filled micro-balloons consistent in size, gives remarkable energy return characteristics, allowing for a more precise and predictable flight path every time.

The dynamic new design is inspired by the philosophy of the two host countries, Korea and Japan.  This design features four trigons which are an industrial interpretation of a well balanced object.  The red flames represent the tradition of fire being a driving force.  The turbine in the center of the trigon celebrates the technical innovations both countries have achieved in recent years.  The golden colour symbolises the high value and energy Korea and Japan have dedicated to the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

(Reference: the original Adidas box)


Technical Story:

Made in Morocco.

FIFA Approved Code: 202.S8D


  1. Dwight
    June 2, 2014

    My favourite football ever. Where can I buy this?


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