My Story:

The Adidas Roteiro embraces a new breakthrough technology that does not use stiching for piecing the panels of the ball together but uses thermal bonding with glue.  This probably gives the ball more durability and roundness, including the reduction of water intake.  Overall, it looks dull with grey background and tones but it does look like one smart ball.  This version of the Roteiro has the darker FIFA Approved logo.

The finals was held at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal, and Greece defeated Portugal 0-1 in normal regulation time.


The Official Story:

Cutting Edge Football Innovation Featuring Power Balance Technology!

The game of football is faster and more technical than ever before.  Traditional ball construction has reached its limits.  Consequently a new ball production concept has been developed – providing consistent quality and performance from one ball to the next.

The new Roteiro ball by Adidas with Power Balance Technology has a seamless surface design and a revoluntionary new carcass.

The Seamless Surface

A new, thermal bonding technique replaces traditional hand stitching, creating a smoother surface with a responsive and sensitive ball contact.  The result is predictable trajectory, substantially minimal water uptake and maximum abrasion resistance.

The Carcass

The Roteiro’s new carcass (the innards) features a new lamanative technique that works in combination with a machine stitched process.  The benfit lies in the most uniform dynamic properties for optimal balance and maximum energy return regardless of trajectory origin.

The Name

The Roteiro is named after the log book used by Vasco de Gama, the famous Portuguese discoverer.  The dynamic design features an aqua metallic base colour which represents the sky, a blue globe colour, reminiscent of the sea, and silver lines to signify the coordinate system.

(Reference: the original Adidas box)


Technical Story:

Made in Thailand.

FIFA Approved Code: 202.J1P

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