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Field Testing the Adidas Jabulani – Official World Cup Ball



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Adidas creates a new ball for each global competition. The word Jabulani means “to rejoice or celebrate” in Zulu, one of the eleven official languages of the Republic of South Africa. This ball features eleven different colors that reflect the diversity of the Rainbow Nation. These balls are manufactured in China and have a retail price of US $150. Replica models cost US $25.

New Technology Features

  • Aero grooves create the clearly visible profile on JABULANI’s surface
  • JABULANI has a futuristic texture with fantastic grip, giving players full control over the ball under all weather conditions
  • Comprising only eight, completely new thermally bonded 3-D panels, which for the first time are spherically moulded, the ball is perfectly round and even more accurate than ever before.
  • 100% polyurethane.

View the complete Adidas JABULANI Field Test here.

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Steve is a freelance writer, editor and translator from Washington, D.C. He was the founder of World Football Commentaries in 2006. He has written for AC Cugini Scuola Calcio (Soccer School), Football Media, Italian Soccer Serie A, International Herald Tribune 2006 World Cup Fan Blog, Keeper Skool and Soccerlens. Steve has also created three football-related sites: World Football, Italian Calcio and History of the Azzurri, and The Amoias of the Americas. Steve translated player and manager quotes from Italian and Spanish to English for Soccerlens during the FIFA 2010 World Cup.