Why Goalies Hate the New World Cup Soccer Ball

Short and sweet article on the new football used in this year’s games. Basically, the ball was designed to frustrate goalies and produce higher-scoring games. It’s essentially designed to behave like a baseball; slow the rotation and the stability goes to hell. It’s interesting to note that, so far, the games have been scoring in the normal range. Of course, the first game that goes 6-0 will raise some eyebrows.

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