This match ball that was used for this year’s 2008 European Championships, brought up an uproar of controversy, spearheaded by German goalkeeper, Jens Lehmann. He and many others claimed that the ball was to “modern” and too easily allowed harder and more knuckleballish shots to occur. The people also said the surface of the ball had a new feeling and threw off goalkeepers. I believe Adidas created an amazing ball with this Euro 2008 Soccer Ball, however, it is true that the ball allows an extra 7-10 yards on goal kicks, meaning the forwards’ shots are more powerful as Lehmann had stated. A unique, modern ball. Well done to Adidas.
Good or Not? Adidas Euro 2008 Match Ball.
July 27, 2008 by 2 Comments