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FIFA to trial chipped soccer ball in Japan

Posted Nov 17th 2007



The referees at the upcoming Club World Cup in Japan will likely be taking a little less flack from the fans if a ball manages to come dangerously close to slipping into the net, as FIFA is deploying a type of "goal-line" technology that more precisely indicates whether debatable shots really crossed the line. At the heart of the system are four sensors that are placed around the goal and a single microchip within the so-called smart-ball; if the ball does indeed cross over the goal line, an encrypted message is instantly beamed out to a referee's watch, leaving no doubt as to whether or not a point should be awarded. Apparently, the system will be widely used at the 2010 World Cup if testing proves successful, but unfortunately, this same technology can't be used to embarrass the multitude of players who will inevitably take a dive in order to draw a card.

[Via AFP / Yahoo, image courtesy of FIFA]
 

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was pretty stupid if you ask me.

but then everything to do with hockey is pretty stupid if you ask me, and noone asked me.
:lol

C'mon, there must be a reason why they stopped using it... :dunno
 

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popular demand asked that it be removed, lol.

they where doing dumb shit tho, like the "cometpuck" whenever the puck went above like 100kph, it had a little comet tail. And on the screen, it glowed red, so the crowd could keep track of it.

definitely the product of LSD.
 

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popular demand asked that it be removed, lol.

they where doing dumb shit tho, like the "cometpuck" whenever the puck went above like 100kph, it had a little comet tail. And on the screen, it glowed red, so the crowd could keep track of it.

definitely the product of LSD.
Yeah I remembered that comet tail puck on TV... when I first saw it, I was like you've got to be kidding... :lol

By the way, I like hockey, I think it's a fun sport... :mrgreen
 
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