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World Cup 2010

Jabulani Ball

Jabulani means to celebrate in Zulu, one of the 11 languages of South Africa, and the design of the Jabulani has 11 colors to honor those 11 communities and 11 languages of South Africa, and the 11 players on a team.

Jabulani makes with 8 new thermally bonded, 3 D EVA and TPU panels, and spherically shaped, the Jabulani is perfectly round and has been equipped with a new Grip’n’Groove technology. GripnGroove that are intended to improve the ball’s aerodynamics. The Jabulani is designed for never before seen power, swerve and control. It’s a ball truly worthy of… Continue reading

Marcelo Lippi’s current Italian squad has been criticised by several soccer pundits as being too old.  The team is very likely to be fairly new by the Brazilian World Cup, when athletes such as 32 year-old Gianluigi Buffon, 36 year-old Fabio Cannavaro, 32 year-old Gennaro Gattuso, and other players like Andrea Pirlo (31), Gianluca Zambrotta (33), Vincenzo Iaquinta (30), Mauro Camoranesi (33), and Antonio Di Natale (32) are sure to be gone from the team.  Who will Lippi or his successor choose to replace the team?

Lorenzo De Silvestri    Defender     (Fiorentina)… Continue reading

World Cup 2010 Ball

The Adidas Jabulani is the official match ball for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The ball was unveiled in Cape Town, South Africa on December 4, 2009. Jabulani was developed at Loughborough University, UK and means “rejoice” in Zulu.

The Jabulani was additionally acclimated as the tournament ball of 2009 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, and a special version of the ball, the Jabulani Angola, was the match ball of the 2010 African Cup of Nations. This ball is also used in the 2010 Clausura Tournament of Argentina as well as… Continue reading

The French Football Federation has handed down punishments to the players involved in the infamous World Cup 2010 revolt. Big loser is Monsieur Nicolas Anelka, who started the whole thing by suggesting that coach Raymond Domenech do something anatomically impossible during halftime of the 2-0 defeat to Mexico.

Anelka received an 18 game ban from the FFF. That’s 18 international games. If you take a look at France’s schedule you’ll see that between now and October 2011, there are only 14 games planned. So Anelka will be suspended for the entirety of France’s Euro 2012 campaign and then some. Anelka… Continue reading

Marcelo Lippi’s current Italian squad has been criticised by several soccer pundits as being too old.  The team is very likely to be fairly new by the Brazilian World Cup, when athletes such as 32 year-old Gianluigi Buffon, 36 year-old Fabio Cannavaro, 32 year-old Gennaro Gattuso, and other players like Andrea Pirlo (31), Gianluca Zambrotta (33), Vincenzo Iaquinta (30), Mauro Camoranesi (33), and Antonio Di Natale (32) are sure to be gone from the team.  Who will Lippi or his successor choose to replace the team?

Lorenzo De Silvestri    Defender     (Fiorentina)… Continue reading

Jabulani Ball

Jabulani means to celebrate in Zulu, one of the 11 languages of South Africa, and the design of the Jabulani has 11 colors to honor those 11 communities and 11 languages of South Africa, and the 11 players on a team.

Jabulani makes with 8 new thermally bonded, 3 D EVA and TPU panels, and spherically shaped, the Jabulani is perfectly round and has been equipped with a new Grip’n’Groove technology. GripnGroove that are intended to improve the ball’s aerodynamics. The Jabulani is designed for never before seen power, swerve and control. It’s a ball truly worthy of… Continue reading

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