Official Match Ball of 2010 FIFA World Cup™ JABULANI, meaning “to celebrate” is the 11th adidas World Cup ball featuring 11 different colors representing the 11 players in every team, the 11 official languages of South Africa, and the 11 South African communities. Let’s learn more about the jabulani soccer ball that’s going to be used in the next World Cup:
The colorful design brings together the tremendous diversity of the country in harmonious unity. The match ball for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ features a completely new, ground-breaking technology.
- Aero grooves create the clearly visible profile on JABULANI’s surface
- JABULANI has a futuristic texture with fantastic grip, giving players full control over the ball under all weather conditions
- Comprising only eight, completely new thermally bonded 3-D panels, which for the first time are spherically moulded, the ball is perfectly round and even more accurate than ever before
- Highest FIFA rating
- 100% polyurethane
Engineering the Perfect Shape – JABULANI FIFA World Cup Match Ball
Designers and players discuss the eight, completely new, thermally bonded 3-D panels, which for the first time are spherically moulded, making the ball perfectly round and more accurate than any ball before.