"ADIDAS JABULANI " MUNDIAL DE SUDAFRICA 2010.
"ADIDAS JABULANI " 2010 SOUTH AFRICA WORLD CUP

A continuación fotos de un balón original usado en el mundial de Sudafrica 2010. En uno de sus paneles se puede apreciar la leyenda "USED". Fotos por Román carasales.

A continuación una instantanea de un balón con las palabras impresas "KICK OFF", estos balones, que solo había uno por partido fueron los usados en el saque de centro para iniciar los partidos, además de ser el balón que cogía el arbitro de turno cuando salian las 2 selecciones participantes del tunel de vestuarios. Tras el partido ese balón era sorteado por la FIFA a través de su web.



IsiZulu es un lenguaje que habla el 25% de la población en Sudáfrica y en ese dialecto se ha nombrado al balón Jabulani significa celebrar, En la pelota se puede ver los diseños que asemejan al estadio donde se jugara la final.
El numero 11 es lo mágico que representa este balón, 11 jugadores por equipo, 11 colores que hay en el esférico,11 diferentes lenguajes, 11 comunidades en Sudáfrica en total, este balón empezara a rodar el 11 de Junio y finalizara el 11 de Julio.
En lo tecnológico este balón tiene 8 tri-dimensional spherical EVA y TPU panels, que según la tecnología alemana lo hará mas estable y mas certero al disparo, ademas los porteros lo podrán agarrar de mejor manera, ya que como el anterior no tiene costuras.

The name ”JABULANI” originates from the indigenous language isiZulu, one of the eleven official languages of the Republic of South Africa, which is spoken by almost 25% of the population. Literally translated, “JABULANI” means “to celebrate”. Football is a passion that unites the world. The name of the new match ball appropriately pays tribute to the passionate football celebration international fans will enjoy in South Africa next summer.Eleven different colours are used in the adidas “JABULANI”, the eleventh adidas World Cup ball. These 11 colours represent the 11 players in every team, the 11 official languages of South Africa and the 11 South African communities that make the country one of the most ethnologically diverse countries on the African continent. The colourful design brings together the tremendous diversity of the country in harmonious unity. Four triangle-shaped design elements on a white background lend the ball a unique appearance in African spirit. And like the outer facade of Johannesburg’s Soccer City Stadium, individual design elements also capture the colourfulness of South Africa. The Match Ball for the 2010 FIFA World Cup features a completely new, ground-breaking technology. Eight 3-D spherically formed EVA and TPU panels are moulded together, harmoniously enveloping the inner carcass. The result is an energetic unit combined with perfect roundness. Following the first tests, players all over the world are enthusiastic and are promising many goals with the new ball.

Jabulani takes another step towards perfection with just eight EVA and TPU panels that provide a 70% larger striking surface due to fewer seams. While the Teamgeist ball was great for strikers, many goal keepers complained that the ball's aerodynamics created a lack of rotation in the air, making its path at times erratic, like a knuckleball. Jabulani attempts to stabilize the flight pattern of the ball through what Adidas is calling ‘aero grooves’, essentially long indentations along the panels. The grooves divide the ball up into additional pseudo-panels but by molding the grooves Adidas can achieve consistent location and shape to achieve optimal flight. The surface of the ball has also been covered with raised nubbins to help with tactile feel on the foot.

While Adidas would not provide numerical flight data, it claims that robotic kicking and wind tunnel testing at Loughborough University in England and at its own football lab in Germany show that Jabulani is its most accurate ball. To be sanctioned FIFA Approved, a ball is only subject to a handful of more static tests, which the Jabulani ball obviously meets.

• Circumference: FIFA Standard: 68.5-69.5cm, Jabulani: 69.0 +/- 0.2

• Roundness: Diameter is measured in 16 different locations. FIFA Standard: max 1.5% difference, Jabulani: max 1.0% difference

• Water Absorption: A ball is pressed and rotated in water 250 times: FIFA Standard: max 10% weight increase. Jabulani: 0% weight increase

• Weight: FIFA standard: 420-445 grams, Jabulani: 440 +/- 0.2 grams

• Uniform Rebound: The only dynamic FIFA test, the ball is dropped ten times onto a steel plate from a two meter height. The difference from the lowest to the highest bounce can be no more than 10 cm. Jabulani bounced in a range from 143 to 149 cm.

• Loss of Pressure: Air pressure measured three days after inflation. FIFA Standard: 20% max loss, Jabulani: 10% max loss



Logotipo del mundial de 2010 y mapa de las cuidades donde se celebrarán los encuentros.
The logotype of the 2010 World Cup and a map of the cities where the matches are to be held.

Fue elegida por la FIFA. Superó por 14 votos a Marruecos, que recibió 10, y a Egipto. Es la primera vez que un Mundial se jugará en ese continente. Mandela cumplió su sueño al recibir la copa.
Por primera vez en la historia, un Mundial de fútbol se jugará en el continente africano. Así lo decidió y anunció la Federación Internacional de Fútbol Asociado (FIFA), que hoy eligió a Sudáfrica para que organice el Mundial que se disputará en 2010. Sudáfrica derrotó a Marruecos y Egipto en una votación del comité ejecutivo de la FIFA, la federación rectora del fútbol mundial. Cuatro años atrás, Sudáfrica había perdido por un sólo voto ante Alemania la sede del mundial del 2006.

"Todos podemos aplaudir a África", dijo el presidente de la FIFA Joseph Blatter, quien agregó: " El vencedor es el fútbol. El vencedor es Sudáfrica".

Tras el anuncio, Nelson Mandela alzó en señal de triunfo el trofeo de la Copa Mundial. Fue una de las últimas presentaciones públicas del ex presidente sudafricano de 85 años, que participó en la campaña para llevar el mundial a su país. Sudáfrica recibió 14 votos en la primera rueda de la elección del comité ejecutivo de la FIFA, contra 10 de Marruecos y ninguno de Egipto. La FIFA había decidido que sólo países africanos podían competir para la copa del 2010. Otros dos candidatos quedaron al margen. Túnez retiró su propuesta ayer y Libia fue descartada por la FIFA por no cumplir "todos los requisitos".

Sudáfrica, que había obtenido las mejores calificaciones técnicas en un informe de la FIFA, cuenta con nueve estadios y cuatro por remodelar. Fue sede de la Copa Mundial de cricket el año pasado y la Copa Mundial de rugby en 1995. El mayor inconveniente es su elevado índice delictivo.

La candidatura sudafricana había sido favorita para el otorgamiento de la sede del 2006. Pero en la tercera rueda de votación, Alemania ganó por 12-11 cuando el neocelandés Charles Dempsey se abstuvo inesperadamente después que su confederación le dijo que votara por Sudáfrica. Blatter admitió que si la votación hubiese sido empate 12-12, habría votado a favor de Sudáfrica para desempatar. Después de aquella votación, la FIFA decidió rotar la sede de la copa por continentes. Designó el 2010 para el África y el 2014 para Sudamérica, donde –por ahora- Brasil aparece como favorito.

It was chosen by FIFA and received 14 more votes than Morocco, who got 10 votes, and Egypt. It is the first time that a World Cup is to be played in this continent. Mandela fulfilled his dream of welcoming the World Cup.
For the first time in history, a World Cup is to be played in the African continent. That is what the International Associated Football Federation decided and announced (FIFA), to choose South Africa to organise the World Cup to be held in 2010. South Africa beat Morocco and Egypt in the FIFA executive votes, the federation that governs world football. Years before, South Africa had lost by only one vote against Germany, the host nation for the 2006 World Cup.

"We can all congratulate Africa ", said the FIFA president Joseph Blatter, who added: "The winner is football.  The winner is South Africa."

After the announcement, Nelson Mandela triumphantly raised the World Cup Trophy. It was one of the last public presentations of the 85-year-old Ex South African president, who participated in the campaign to bring the World Cup to his country. South Africa received 14 votes in the first round of the FIFA executive committee elections, against the 10 votes of Morocco and none for Egypt. FIFA had decided that only African countries could compete for the 2010 World Cup. Another two candidates were also discarded. Tunisia withdrew its proposal yesterday and Libya was rejected by FIFA because it did not comply with "all the requirements".

South Africa, which obtained the best technical scores in a FIFA report, has nine stadiums and a further four which are to be renovated. It hosted the Cricket World Cup and the rugby World Cup in 1995. The greatest disadvantage is its high crime rate.

The South African candidate had always been the favourite for hosting the 2006 event, but in the third round of votes Germany won by 12-11 when the New Zealander Charles Dempsey surprisingly abstained after his Confederation told him to vote for South Africa. Blatter admitted that if the votes had been 12-12, he would have voted in favour of South Africa to break the deadlock. After that vote, FIFA decided to rotate the hosting of the cup per continent. They designated 2010 to Africa and 2014 to South America, where –up to now- Brazil seems to be the favourite.