Kaka, Xabi Alonson, Michael Ballack, Frank Lampard and Petr Cech all testing the new adidas Jabulani Ball -...
Kaka, Xabi Alonson, Michael Ballack, Frank Lampard and Petr Cech all testing the new adidas Jabulani Ball - the official match ball of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Real Madrid: Kaká
It is cool. The first impression is good. The colours of South Africa, a funky pattern on the ball. Cool. Well done!
Talk about the name of the ball
Kaká: The name of the ball is Jabulani; I just don't know what it means.
Kaká: It is great. So, I wish a good celebration for everyone. I think that this World Cup will be once again a big event
for the whole world, so many people will celebrate, have a party, enjoy their countries, their players. So I feel it is an
appropriate name to be used in such an event as the World Cup.
Real Madrid: Xabi Alonso
Well it seems to be a football exactly for for South Africa, with all these in terms of design it has these African
tribal circles. Also it seems to me that it's a very fast football. I am positive that it will score spectacularly fast goals,
and this will provide a great spectacle of football.
It's quite natural and comfortable, it's a very light football and I think it'll be very fast. It's looking good, and I'm sure
that all footballers will enjoy this ball in the world Cup. I pretty sure it'll be amazing.
Chelsea: Michael Ballack
Good on the foot goes exactly where I want it. No really, it's really cool.
What do you think about the ball after trying it out?
Well, first thing, it's got fantastic grip, so when you kick it, or you make a long pass or you're doing a free kick, then it's
got very good grip.
As mentioned before, also it's got quite some bite to it when dribbling you really have to get a good feeling for that.
It really does what you want it to do, so there won't be much room for excuses any more.
Chelsea: Frank Lampard
What do you think about the new official match ball of the 2010 FIFA World Cup?
Yeah I've enjoyed it very much. I think it's a very good looking ball first of all. I love the design; the African colours are
very apt for the World Cup - being there for the very first time in South Africa. I think it's a very good looking ball for
starters. I think actually, from hitting a few shots and just passing with it, I think it's a very strong ball. It feels very
good and very true to hit.
I like the texture to the outside which I hope is going to help with a bit of movement on the ball and swerve, which it
seems to do already, so all round first impression is that it's a very good ball.
Chelsea: Petr Cech
So I like the design first of all
Because when the ball is in the air you hardly see too many colours because the white is very dominant, so in this
respect, no problem for the goal keeper.
I Like the colour; I like the shape of the ball.
It's nice to catch because it feels good in the hands, and when kicking. I have good control when I try to kick it. I even like the way there are not too many cuts on the ball that it's quite solid and all together.
I think the ball is quite nice, to be fair.