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Lightweight ball to increase lottery

Former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton believes the lightweight Jabulani ball will make penalty shoot-outs even more of a lottery at World Cup 2010.

The proposition of another round of spot kicks has reared its head after England and Germany were drawn together in the second round of the competition. Both nations have a history of ties being decided in tournaments from 12-yards when they meet.

Shilton was in goal in World Cup 1990 when the Three Lions fell to Germany at the semi-final stage. Speaking to Sky Sports News, he believed the criticised Jabulani will ensure the outcome of any decider will be even harder to predict.

"We've seen in the World Cup there's not too many free kicks being scored. it's difficult to really strike the ball with pace and it keep it on target as it moves or flies over the bar," Shilton said.

"I think it will make it a little more difficult for penalty takers. When you are goalkeeper it'svery difficult to save the ball when they're hit into the corners but hopefully, it won't be the case."

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