Why have a new ball for the world cup ?

July 4, 2010 6:54am CST
There has been a lot said about the new ball which has been used in this world cup. I think that the majority of players do not like it. Why do they need to have a new ball? I think that it would be better to have a standard ball that the whole world plays with and gets used to and then there would be no excuses for anyone.
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4 responses
• Romania
8 Jul 10
A new World Cup final tournament means also a new ball. And this is happening also from merchandising reasons, because FIFA has a contract with Adidas and they supply for each Final tournament a new ball witch is the icon of that tournament. It's simple.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
6 Jul 10
It is a tradition. Every world cup FIFA and Adidas unveil a new ball which is used for the tournament. They give the qualified teams some advance time to practice with the balls. Countries like Germany which give more weightage to country over club, introduce these balls into the league matches as and when it is available. The benefit of that approach is there for everyone to see!! Cheers! Ram
@TeamCholent (2843)
• United States
4 Jul 10
Every world cup they come out with a new ball. Maybe its to test players skill and see how quickly that can adapt to change since its a new ball for everyone.
4 Jul 10
Marketing - If they make a new ball then people will want to buy it.