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The World Cup should be the highlight of the year for Adidas as they reflect on beating off Umbro and Nike to the main sponsorship of the tournament. How sour it must feel to be the butt of criticism for the performance of their soccer ball: the Jabulani Ball. It is being accused of being light when it is in fact heavy, they claim it has perfect soccer characteristics… but everyone hates it .
The drought of good goals in the first week of the tournament (apart from Argentina) is being blamed on the ball as well. You spend millions developing a new ball with amazing new technology, and this is all the thanks you get for it!
The English camp have been muttering with monoglot Capello hating it and accusing Adidas of not providing balls for practice. Now it is the English FA with very red faces after Adidas have provided evidence that the balls were delivered to them earlier in the year: the FA admit they have no idea what happened to them. Judging by the English performances so far, they need those balls for practice after their shambolic performance against Algeria which saw fans booing the millionaire English players off the pitch at the end of their 0-0 draw.
There is something wonderfully English about the FA. Amateur hour which is why the Premiership was formed to allow top clubs control of their own destiny. If there are not scandals of senior officials bonking their secretaries, they are presiding over the fiasco of Wembley. Now, the glittering history of mistakes and incompetence can be joined by the loss of the footballs and the possible loss of the World Cup in consequence. What a balls up!