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