This was the Official Match Ball of the FIFA World Cup™ 2002 for the two host countries, Japan and South Korea.
The 2002 Fevernova featured a refined version of the synthetic foam layer, which was successfully introduced with the Tricolore four years before.
The colorful and revolutionary look and color usage of the adidas Fevernova™ was entirely based on the culture of the two host countries, Korea and Japan.
A three-layer, knitted chassis gives the Fevernova improved three-dimensional performance characteristics, allowing for a more precise and predictable flight path every time. The Raschel knitted materials were manufactured with new machinery, unique to adidas.
The ball also features a perfected weight/circumference ratio. Extensive tests with the robotic leg at the adidas football laboratory in Scheinfeld, Germany, proved the unprecedented accuracy of the Fevernova. The adidas Fevernova exceeded all FIFA standards.