Adidas Responds to Mounting Criticism of 'Jabulani' Official 2010 World Cup Ball

We started using it in December in a wide variety of leagues. All the response we have had has been positive.”

— Adidas company spokesman Thomas van Schaik

Brazil has been in South Africa since Thursday and Cesar described the World Cup balls as "terrible," comparing them with cheap ones bought in a supermarket. Casillas said the balls were "in an appalling condition."

The word Jabulani in Zulu means 'to bring joy' but the Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Ball titled 'Jabulani' has brought nothing but difficulty to goalkeepers and has drawn criticism from various coaches and goalkeepers around the globe.