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FIFA World Cup: Making of the Jabulani Match Ball [Adidas]

World Cup 2010: Making of the Jabulani Soccer Ball [Adidas]

Keeping things simple is sometimes a difficult task for sponsors. Take Adidas for example. As the official sponsor of this year’s World Cup, instead of delivering a traditional match ball which has 32 hexagonal panels, they decided to get creative and make the Jabulani, a ball that has only 8 panels and slightly different texture. The ball poses a disadvantage to non-Adidas sponsored teams as well as, Adidas-backed teams like Germany have been exclusively using the ball for months, whereas other teams like England have not dude to contractual obligations.

Want to see how the ball that some folks are calling the “atomic bomb” is made? Worry not, we’ve got the video after the jump.