Numerous players have likened the Jabulani basketball on to a “supermarket”, saying it is too unstable and flies through the air too quickly.
“We’re not deaf,” said FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke on Saturday. “FIFA is certainly not unreceptive about what has been stated about the sphere.”
Valcke mentioned FIFA will discuss the matter with trainers and crews following the World Cup, then meet with company Adidas.
“There are procedures for size and weight …. But the ball really should be best.”
The Goalkeepers have complained about the basketball during the latest World Cup, and even instructors have placed their laments.
Brazil coach Dunga got into a verbal dispute with Valcke Jabulani before the tournament, challenging the FIFA executive to venture out there and attempt to control it.
The Jabulani can create even further problems within the knockout step starting Saturday, when parties can be defined after punishment kicks.
“The balls have changed over the final few of years and have grown to be increasingly faster, and in addition adds that Johannesburg is played at an altitude of 1,700 meters, which makes the sphere actually faster,” the Former Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn said. “Therefore, the porters could have to work even harder, but I think we can take the sphere or the altitude as justifications.
Adidas has made the entire world Cup ball since 1970 and also a contract until 2014. The German business has defended the Jabulani, saying it will not know exactly what it is mostly about because all the qualified crews were given the ball well before the tournament to evaluate it.
Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said: “I will not see why we are able to not return to the familiar adaptation of monochrome pics each of us played when we were children.”
As for the appearance, Valcke said the basketball was indeed criticized inside the past to be too cups colorful, and that’s why this year is the whitest.