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Players not happy with World Cup ball

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http://www.soccerballworld.com/Jabulani_2010.htm Lol. Starting to sound like one of those magnetic golf balls that are attracted to the hole. As long as everyone has the same ball and the referees and linesman dont make any glaring and blatantly egregious errors then all is well.

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What is not written in this article is that FIFA asks Adidas to develop faster balls before every World Cup. The reason? More goals, at the cost of angry players and goalkeepers. What FIFA doesn't want in a World Cup is games ending up in draws - which may be satisfactory to some teams, but not for TV ratings and fans. Faster ball: pure marketing. The sad side of this is that a faster ball means it is also harder to control, and consequently to drible - in the end, it takes the art of the game away.

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It's the same thing every tournament.

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So it's not only the Italians who are complaining. Big surprise that the players sponsored by Adidas call it fantastic.

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