Three articles perhaps confirming national stereotypes with respect to the new ball:
Ruthlessly efficient Germans plan ahead, use Jabulani as the game ball for their Bundesliga matches in 2010.
“While many teams complained about the official World Cup balls, Japan and South Korea simply practiced with them until they grew comfortable with their speed and trajectory.”
Culture or stereotype? Asians don’t complain, they just study, copy and practice. The same way we learned how to make automobiles. And cameras.
England smugly doesn’t need to practice, loses their consignment in a storage room.
You couldn’t make this up.