Adidas Fevernova

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An Adidas Fevernova football.

The Adidas Fevernova was the official match ball of 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea and Japan, manufactured by Adidas. Its styling marked a departure from the traditional Tango ball design.


The Fevernova's colouring parted from the Tango's style of three-pointed shapes connecting each hexagon, instead introducing a different, triangle-like shape on four hexagons. This colourful and revolutionary look and colour usage was entirely based on Asian culture (the dark gold trigon resembles a tomoe and the red streaks on its angles resemble calligraphy brush strokes). It also featured a refined syntactic foam layer, to give the ball superior performance characteristics, and a three-layer knitted chassis, allowing for a more precise and predictable flight path.[1]

This ball was notoriously criticised for being too light, yet some spectacular goals were scored with it during the tournament. The ball was also blamed for a number of upsets that happened in the knockout stages.

A new version of the ball was manufactured for the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup.[2]


  1. ^ "adidas unveils the Fevernova" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  2. ^ "New Fevernova design for USA 2003". (Press release). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 22 July 2003. Retrieved 12 July 2019.

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Preceded by
FIFA World Cup official ball
Succeeded by