The Fifa 2010 World Cup Ball called the Jubulani Ball

The Official Fifa 2010 World Cup Ball called the "Jabulani Ball" used in the Fifa World Cup South Africa Matches

World Cup 2010 Football Players are complaining about the ball used in the 2010Fifa World Cup. Footballers say the ball is difficult to control especially above altitude. Johannesburg is high above altitude and the air is thinner than at the coast. Cape Town and Durban are both at the coast so that makes ball control at these stadiums a bit better.

The controversial Fifa 2010 football is named the "Jabulani ball" which is causing a lot of controversy and complaints from Fifa 2010 footballers.


The Jabulani ball the official 2010 FIFA World Cup ball is manufactured by Adidas . The ball was developed at Loughborough University in the UK. The word ‘Jabulani’ is a South African Zulu (tribe in SA) word which means "rejoice or celebrate".

So what is all the fuss around the Jabulani Offical Fifa 2010 Football?

Most balls have 32 hexagonal panels, the Jabulani ball is different as it has only eight hexagonal panels. The ball also has a 'grip n groove’ texture, which aids smooth flight and meant to give a better grip. This was meant to please the goalkeepers. The Jubulani Ball is a heavy ball with bonded panels moulded spherically to keep the shape and to create a seamless sphere.

There are eleven colors used on the Jabulani ball which represent South Africa's eleven official languages. The four triangular design elements on the white background give the ball a unique African look like Johannesburg’s Soccer City Stadium.

The “Jo’bulani” Ball

A gold version of the Jabulani ball, called the Jo'bulani, is the ball which will be used for the World Cup Final. The name Jo bulani is the abbreviated name for Jo'burg (Johannesburg).



The Fifa 2010 World Cup South Africa Official Ball to be used in the final match at Soccer City, Johannesburg South Africa

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  3. FIFA already working on ‘even better’ ball for 2014 World Cup

    Following the unrivaled success of the Jabulani ball at this year’s World Cup, FIFA’s engineers are already at work on a new design for the next competition.
    Rumours coming out of FIFA’s development laboratory suggest the world football organization is so happy with the low scoring during the 2010 Cup that they plan to have players use an even less familiar design in four years time.
    “We’ve managed to get scoring down to less than a goal a game this year, which is quite a success story” said a FIFA technician who asked to remain anonymous. “The complaints about the Jubulani are just silly. Why would we bring all the best players in world together and let them use a ball they are used to? That would be madness.”
    The Associated Press was allowed to see a top-secret sketch smuggled out of the FIFA laboratory showing a 2014 ball that breaks with the long-standing football tradition of using a sphere and instead uses a square design.
    The square ball’s code name during development: the Cubalani. It’s not clear how players will adapt to kicking a cube.
    The source said players in 2014 will get about 10 minutes to familiarize themselves with the Cubalani before the matches begin. “We don’t want anyone to figure out how to kick it properly or they might be able to score,” he said.
    The source added that FIFA is renowned for its responsive to suggestions and will take into account one of the complaints about the Jabulani – that shooters are unable to keep it under the crossbar.
    “We think this high-flying issue will be put to rest at the next World Cup,” the source said. “In 2014, the Cubalani should remain lower because we will make this breakthrough cubic ball out of solid lead.”
    Even though the Cubalani has not been officially released, FIFA has already received an endorsement and seal of approval from the International Association of Insomniacs.

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