My Story:

The Total 90 Tracer version used in the 2011 CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores. Like with all other Nike Tracers, this ball has a simple and neat design with bright orange outlines. 

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.  But even with Adidas calling them Finales since 2001, the technology shows improvements at least once every 2 years while Nike uses the different range of balls from Geo Merlins, Aerows, Aerow II,  Mercurial Vapor, Mercurial Veloci, Omnis, Ascentes and now the Tracers.

 

The Official Story:

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

 

Technical Story:

Made in China.

FIFA Approved Code: 259.Q7V


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