Adidas Tricolore

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The Adidas Tricolore

Tricolore was the official match ball of 1998 FIFA World Cup in France.[1] The tricolour flag and cockerel, traditional symbols of France were used as inspiration for the design. Made by Adidas, it was the first multi-coloured ball to be used in the tournament's final stage and was also the final World Cup ball to bear the classic Tango design, introduced in the 1978 tournament. The design of blue triads decorated with cockerel motifs was adopted to represent the colours of the flag of France.[2] Tricolore was also the first Adidas World Cup match ball manufactured outside of Europe (made in Morocco & Indonesia) since the 1970 Adidas Telstar. "Tricolore" means "three-colored" in French.


  1. ^ "1998: adidas Tricolore". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 24 June 2006. Archived from the original on July 5, 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Fifa World Cup match balls through time". 27 November 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
Preceded by
FIFA World Cup official ball
Succeeded by