Gigi Buffon and Iker Casillas have joined the chorus of complaints about the Jabulani. “It’s shameful to play a World Cup with this ball. ”The new sphere for the 2010 tournament in South Africa has already caused controversy, as it was dubbed “a disaster” by the likes of Julio Cesar and Giampaolo Pazzini. “So far preparations are going well, apart from one negative aspect that I feel the need to underline, just as my colleagues have done before me,” explained Buffon.
“I am referring to the football that is used in all the games for this tournament. “The new model is absolutely inadequate and I think it is shameful that such an important competition as a World Cup with so many champions should be played with a ball like that.”