Here she is folks – the official match ball for the 2010 World Cup, aka the Adidas Jabulani (Jabulani means ‘to celebrate’ in the native South African isuZulu dialect, fact fans).
The official unveiling of the ball will take place today, during the draw for the World Cup.
Adidas claim it’s the roundest ball ever, as they always do. As long as it’s not a fly-away beach ball, I’m sure it’ll be just fine.
As for the design, it’s no instant classic but I like its relative simplicity – so much stuff is overdesigned these days. 7/10 from me.
What do you think, peeps?
“I’d give that ball a good kicking for 90 minutes and no mistake. That’s what’s going to happen. Och, we’re not in the World Cup are we? Tits.”