My Story:

Just like the summer version, the Adidas Roteiro Orange 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.  However, on closer look, Adidas does write Match Ball Replica and also it bears the FIFA Approve code of 202.R6G instead of 202.J1P, one will realise that this is of the Roteiro Grand Stade type and hence considered to be a lesser ball.  Perhaps there is something in the carcass or innards of the ball that does not quite make it top draw.

Guess Adidas was preparing for a freak event that it might snow in Portugal during the summer that this ball was actually manufactured or perhaps it is part of the full range that comes with a brand rollout.


The Official Story:

I have not seen one for this winter version so any help would be much appreciated!


Technical Story:

Made in Thailand.

FIFA Approved Code: 202.R6G

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