Official match ball of the 1998 World Cup in France
The name of Tricolore comes from the 3 colors which is composed of the french flag. This model was the first one with color. Before this ball Adidas always used the black color as the main color in its designs. You can appreciate the typical french rooster on the triads of the ball. This rooster is in the french shield of the national team.
The Tricolore ball had a special synthetic foam. But the most important technical feature was an advanced compact material of closed gas-filled microbubbles. If you pay attention on the surface's ball, you will be able to see a small circles, they are the microbubbles. The foam further increased the durability of the ball and energy recovery.
Zidane with the Tricolore ball.
Zidane was the really star during the 1998 World Cup in France.