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England boss Capello: Jabulani worst ball EVER

England coach Fabio Capello has slammed the World Cup Jabulani ball.

It has been likened to a beach ball by Michael Carrick because it is so light, and Diego Maradona told Pele and Michel Platini to try to play with it themselves after they defended it against criticism from the Argentina coach.

They may not have much in common, but this is one issue where Capello is clearly in unison with Maradona.

"This is the worst ball that I have seen in my life," he said. "It is terrible for the players.

"It is terrible for the keepers because it is impossible to follow the trajectory.

"When you try to switch the ball with long passes it is really difficult to understand where it is going to go.

"But the really big problem is that sometimes this ball is impossible to control."

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