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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Well yes, but they knew it was going to be played at altitude, so why did they use these beach balls, maybe even have ones that would fly less?

    Just silly IMHO.
    The regulations governing the weight of the ball haven't changed in over a century, it's not like they're using some ultra light ball for a bit of a giggle.

    There's been no complaints that I'm aware of after the Jabulani has been used in other competitions.

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    Ball is doing things

    Has grooves in some places and not on the opposite sides. Has aerodynamics whose behavior is described in almost mystical terms by those on the receiving end.Those who master the use of it gain a strong advantage.

    This Adidas Jabulani ball controversy sound similar to reverse swing to anyone else? (Heard it on the radio while driving, I dont know much about soccer and care even less).

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    Inb4 Murray Mints joke.
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    Worst World Cup ever, and I'm still blaming the beach-ball

    Jabulani making the vuvuzela seem like a nice distraction from the football, TBH.
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    Good thing we had this... even in cricket world cup you get to play with one type of ball regardless of whether you were brought upon kukkabura, duke or SG.

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    FIFA acknowledges problems with Jabulani ball

    "THE BALL, SHE IS TOO HARD TO PLAY WITH!!!"

    "Errr, the scoring rate for the tournament is about to set a record for how low it is."

    "BUT....... THE BALL....... *mumble*"
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