We introduced you to the Official World Cup Match Ball before the 2010 World Cup began and today we have a look at the creation process for the adidas Jabulani that has been seen on the soccer fields of South Africa in the first week of action at this year’s event.
With just seven days until the start of the 2010 World Cup begins, we thought it would be good to feature some of the products that have been created for what many sports fans would argue is the world’s greatest sporting event. Each day until the cup begins we’ll take a look at some of the unique ways that you can grab a piece of history and show support for your team.
Today, we have a look at the World Cup 2010 Capitano Ball by adidas. With all the debate around the Official World Cup Match Ball, the Capitano Ball is an option to celebrate the sport, and the team of your choice. Featuring the colors of the team, and official World Cup detailing that includes the dates of this year’s event these and an nylon encased TPU these perform just as well on the field as they would look on your collectors shelf.
Football (soccer) fans around the world cannot wait for the 2010 World Cup to begin on June 11th. As the competition gets closer, we’ll continue to give you a look at some of the commemorative gear that is created to help celebrate this year’s World Cup action.
One thing that has been on the wish list of many fans and collectors since it was originally unveiled in December of last year, is the Official Match Ball. The adidas 2010 World Cup Official Match Ball is the same ball that will be used in South Africa in the coming months. Appropriately named, Jabulani, which means “celebrate” in Zulu, is exactly what players and fans will be doing when this ball hits the field this summer.
The construction of this year’s ball is comprised of eight thermally bonded panels, down from fourteen panels on the last model. It features adidas’ Grip’n’Groove design which optimizes aerodynamics. The coloring was designed to tie together the diversity of this year’s host nation of South Africa.
Be sure to watch the videos of the design process below also!
Available now: adidas 2010 World Cup Official Match Ball