The Official Ball of the World Cup

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It is unlikely that we will see the captains of the teams arguing over the ball of the World Cup 2010 final before the kick off of the game. However, at the 1st Cup final in 1930, the ball used by was indeed a matter of controversy between the two models at the time who could not agree what ball to use. In the end, a compromise was made with a ball of the team used in the first half and the ball of Uruguay for the second half.

No one from can say for certainty that the ball influences the outcome of game. However, we cannot notice that Argentina was leading 2-1 at half time when using its ball, while Uruguay won the match 4-2 playing the second half on.

It has come a long way since that time and the balls have improved significantly. From the brown leather balls with the laces, used by chaturbate members during the early Cup days to the modern Jabulani, the ball of World Cup 2010. It is the 11nth ball created by the same company although it doesn't seem to be the most welcomed one so far.

The first ball in a world cup to use a unique design of thirty two hexagonal panels, hand stitched, was the Telstar ball used during the session in Mexico 1970. The ball was made of leather but for the first time it was white featuring panels that made it more visible on the black and white television sets used at the time.

The ball used later was named Tango and it was the one that formed the blueprint for the next five World Cup balls, with twenty panels that give the impression of 12 identical circles.

The remained the same for the World cup in Spain 1982 but the new one was the first ball with a quality due to the rubber inlaid. The first non leather ball of the World Cup appeared little later in Mexico 1986, and it was a resistant and polyurethane coated ball. Further development came later with the Etrusco 2000, the Questra 2004 in Germany. The Teamgeist was received with negative feelings by the goalkeepers, because it had just fourteen making its surface smoother than a regular ball, and so, they claimed that it could swerve unpredictably.

The Jabulani Ball of World Cup 2010 is worse, featuring even less panels, but it comes with a special grip n groove feeling that makes it very stable. The manufacturer claims it is the most round and accurate ball ever used in soccer.

The Ball of World Cup 2010 - which translates to celebrate in isiZulu - is meant to accentuate the characteristics of South Africa. There are a number that represents the 11 players playing in each team, the 11 languages that are spoken in South Africa and the 11 different communities that reside in this multi-ethnic country. Is it going to capture the hearts of the players? We will see about that.

To be selected for a such world-class competition, it must meet several requirements. The company works started up soccer balls in 1963 and now Adidas is a company in their production. Winner this year is Jabulani, the new Soccer ball World cup 2010.

Tests were conducted at Innovation Team (A.I.T) of the most rigid laboratory conditions. Then was given and the club teams and professional players to try out playing field. One of the leading LiveJasmin institutions in the world - the Sports Technology Research Group of the University of Loughborough have also conducted a research. All tests carried out proved that Jabulani Adidas has a stable flight and is more round than any other ball in various competitions.

The quality criteria, which was built by FIFA, ensuring the highest standard of the best players in the most popular event. All tests carried out by and Adidas football laboratory in Scheinfeld prove that Soccer Ball World Cup 2010 not only meets, and is much better than all the criteria! The tests that were made are: Circumference Test, Water Absorption Test, Permanent Roundness Test. All of them, the Soccer ball World cup 2010 meets the world level!