My Story:

The CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores version of the Nike Geo Merlin Vapor line of balls that Nike upgraded from the Geo Merlin versions where some panels are fused together. This particular ball was used in the 2002 CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores Final up all the way until the 2004 CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores Semi-Finals.

Like with Adidas match balls in the UEFA Champions League since 2001, Nike match balls have a stranglehold in CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores since 2002.  However unlike the Adidas with its Finale range of balls for the UEFA Champions League, Nike has no specific range of balls for the CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores.  This Geo Merlin Vapor version is the first of Nike’s dedicated CONMEBOL balls.

 

The Official Story:

I do not recall seeing one specifically for the CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores version of the Nike Geo Merlin Vapor so the one for the English Premier League one is apt enough.

 

Technical Story:

Made in Pakistan.

FIFA Approved Code: 259.B6M


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