Goalkeepers Are Already Complaining About The World Cup Ball

The official World Cup ball varies from World Cup to World Cup and is traditionally hated by goalkeepers.

Every four years, the footy community gathers together for one of the most famous, most important traditions in sports: goalkeepers complaining about the World Cup ball.

This is what three goalkeepers who will probably feature in Russia had to say about the ball:

David de Gea: "It's really strange. It could have been made a lot better."

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen: The ball could be better; it moves a lot. But I think we're just going to have to get used to working with it — and try to get to grips with it as quickly as possible before the World Cup starts. We've got no other option."

Pepe Reina: "I bet you as much as you like that we'll see at least 35 goals from long range [in Russia], because it's impossible to work out. And it's covered in a plastic film that makes it difficult to hold on to. Goalkeepers are going to have a lot of problems with this ball."

So basically we're going to see a lot of long-range bangers at the World Cup. That is awesome and I hope they continue to make the World Cup ball as horrible as possible for goalkeepers so we can see lots of goals.

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