The ball on the Soccer Star Visa Gift Card says this is serious football (or soccer). The eight-panel construction of the ball replaced the traditional design of 32 smaller panels, and was the official ball of 2006 World Cup play. The seams were bonded, instead of stitched, to produce less drag and truer flight. However, some prominent players said the ball was too light and performed much differently when wet. Subsequently, designers have continued work to make the perfect ball. Celebrate soccer (or football) at its best with Soccer Star Visa Gift Card.