16th June, 2010
Ivory Coast manager Sven Goran Eriksson has added his voice to the debate over the jabulani, the widely derided ball being used at the World Cup.
Eriksson, speaking after his team’s 0-0 draw with Portugal, said: “You can see in matches and in shooting practise in training that the ball swerves. “Goalkeepers are not happpy about it at all. Everyone should listen to the top keepers in the world, this doesn’t do them any favours at all,” added the ex-England boss.Brazil’s Julio Cesar remarked it was of the sort of quality you buy in a supermarket while Chile’s Claudio Bravo thought it was better-suited to ‘beach volleyball’