The picture shows the incoming path of a football. You have to decide where to put your hands.
Having trouble deciding? Then bear this in mind: the new FIFA-regulated Official 2010 World Cup Match Ball* is the same size and weight as any normal football and appears to have a tendency to go in a dead-straight line.
You wouldn't believe how many professional players have whined about it.
* The ball is called "Jabulani" after the Zulu word for "sphere that obeys Newton's laws".