My Story:

The Adidas Teamgeist PowerOrange 2006 Germany FIFA World Cup match ball represents a first upgrade of the winter ball naming convention from Orange to PowerOrange, which is probably justified as this ball uses the thermal bonding technology of an Adidas Roteiro.  However the Addias Teamgeist PowerOrange has a different FIFA Approved Code of 202.F7F as opposed to 202.J1P and 202.R6G of the Roteiro and Roteiro Grand Stade respectively.  And perhaps to add to the disappointment, it does not actually use the Adidas Teamgeist technology with its revoluntionary 14 curved panels.

Note that this ball was probably manufactured just in case a freak event occured at the World Cup in Germany such that visibility becomes very bad during the match.  Hence even though it is not exactly Teamgeist technology, it comes with the 2006 Germany FIFA World Cup logo.

 

The Official Story:

Winter soccer ball – color of ball makes it easily visible in snowy / bad weather

  • Panels are thermally bonded to create a smooth, seamless kicking surface and outstanding flight characteristics.
  • Seamless surface for a more predictable trajectory, better touch and reduced water uptake.
  • Latex bladder for best rebound characteristics.
  • FIFA approved with highest FIFA rating — balls passed tests on weight, water uptake, shape and size retention.
  • Main material: 100% Polyurethane, 600g. Power Balanced Technology.

(Reference: www.soccerevolution.com)

 

Technical Story:

Made in Thailand.

FIFA Approved Code: 202.F7F

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