Adidas on the Ball Again With World Cup Innovations
Adidas are widely recognised as the champs when it comes to getting in on the act with high profile sporting events. As you watch the World Cup you’ll see many teams and players togged- up in Adidas kit from head to toe. But it Doesn’t End at Their Toes...
If you’ve been watching the World Cup closely you’ll know that there has been much chit-chat, debate and, let’s face it, rowing about the ball that’s being used, the Adidas developed Jabulani, the official match ball of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The Adidas ball has been controversial for being, to put it mildly, a bit lively causing last minute dips, swings and generally giddy movement when struck from long distance.
Many players and teams have complained, except the Germans who have been playing with it in their home league for over a year, which may cause many an England fan to cry foul play as they struggle to keep the ball at their feet or watch it fumbled by the goalkeeper.
And our complaints might hold some water if England sports experts weren’t responsible for the design of the Adidas ball itself. Yep, that’s right; the Adidas ball was developed at Loughborough University in the UK, unveiled in Cape Town, South Africa on December 4, 2009 and taken home by the Germans to practice with.
And, to be honest Adidas have given lots of other countries and clubs a go with it too. So as well as being used in the 2009-10 Bundesliga campaign, as the match ball of 2009 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, a special version of the ball, the Jabulani Angola, was the match ball of the 2010 African Cup of Nations, the 2010 Clausura Tournament of Argentina as well as the 2010 MLS season in the USA and Canada in the league's colours of blue and green.Adidas -Design to Die For
The Adidas ball, however, like most Adidas kit is pretty damned cool to look at and a lot of thought has gone into the aesthetics. The eleven different colours on the ball represent the eleven official languages of South Africa, the eleven diverse South African communities that exist throughout the country, and the eleven players on the pitch.Adidas Collections at Foot Asylum
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