The ball used at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, is the production of Adidas, which became the subject for a number of controversies. Before the World Cup event was held, had a lot of players and a goalkeeper who complained about the movement of this ball.

Iker Casillas, goalkeeper Spayol, says that is very sad when the World Cup competition using the vital elements such as the Jabulani ball. Meanwhile teammate Xavi, also said that although need to get used to using the ball, the ball still feels too much to move wildly. Criticism also came from the Italian goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon, and the spearhead of Italy, Giampaolo Pazzini.

The official World Cup balls issued Adidas was named Jabulani, in the Zulu language meaning "celebration". This ball is claimed to be perfect and accurate ball when introduced by FIFA.

Algerian players, Madjid Bougherra, also blamed the Jabulani, on a fatal mistake made by his team goalkeeper, Faouzi Chaouchi. Even the England goalkeeper could be also, Robert Green, became the victim of wild movement of these balls, at the time made a mistake when it failed to capture the weak player kicks the United States, Clint Dempsey.

Meanwhile, from Andy Harland, a doctorate from the laboratory of Loughborough University, UK, confirmed that there was nothing wrong with the design and technology Groove and Grip of Jabulani. Only he did add that aspect better aerodynamics do make the ball fly when five percent faster through the air.

Jabulani actually like the other balls, which are round. However, it has eight panels with three dimensional per panel. That means less from the panel found on the World Cup soccer ball in 2006. Especially when compared with ordinary ball has 32 panels. Jabulani surface has a small rash. This is a design that attempted to separate the ball with water, in the event of rain.

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