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Physics experts at the University of Adelaide believe the new ball created for the 2010 World Cup, called the Jabulani, will play "harder and faster", bending more unpredictably than its predecessor.
A new study done by Adidas shows that altitude at the World Cup will have an impact of up to 5 percent on a ball's speed.
By Kevin Fylan LEIPZIG, Germany (Reuters) - FIFA has ruled out using "smartball" technology at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, saying the system needs more testing to prove its reliability. "We consider the technology is not yet ready," FIFA general secretary Urs Linsi said on Monday.
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