Jabulani or Brazuca?

2013-12-04 13:22

See pics of the unveiling of the 'Brazuca' the official ball of the 2014 Soccer World Cup in Brazil.

Which do you think was better, the Jabulani or the Brazuca?

Having played with the Jabulani, I must say I found it disappointing, both in look and feel.

Although it did turn a lot in the air and was unpredictable (and a nightmare for goalies) it was too light, and difficult to control.

They once did a test taking all of the previous World Cup balls and asked soccer stars to pick their favourite.

Most stars picked the Tango that was used in Argentina in 1978, because they said it was the easiest to control the spin, and that it had a good weight and feel.

That kind of makes it seem as if world cup balls are little more than a gimmick.

But still, I prefer the name and the look of the Brazuca (sounds like bazooka) and I expect it will be a better world cup ball, even though the Jabulani has some sentimental value.


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