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The World Cup Jubulani Soccer Ball Makes Players Cranky

By: Allison Love - Published: Jun 1, 2010 • References: goal and nbcsports.msnbc
Sports giant Adidas is firing back after criticism that their World Cup soccer ball is "difficult to control and a nightmare for goalkeepers." The company is saying the tested the ball numerous times and it was widly approved. The Jubilani ball is being called "terrible" and comparing it to cheap soccerr balls found in local markets.

Brazil team members have even come forward calling the ball "weird" and complaining that the trajectory and direction change suddenly. Italian stricker Giampaolo Pazzini says his experiences with the ball have been "a disaster." Uh-oh, looks like Adidas has some 'splaining to do.