The Intelligent Soccer Ball!

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Adidas Teamgeist II intelligent football (Photo Credit: Gizmag)

Was the ball in or not? Did the referee make a mistake? A lot of times these are crucial questions asked in soccer matches where the outcome may well depend on a judgment call by a referee. Now this intelligent soccer ball from Adidas promises to take the guessing out of the decision.

The ball, which was tested in the FIFA Club World Cup Soccer match, held in Japan from December 7th through 16th, features new technology that will assist the referee in determining when and if the ball crossed the goal line.

The ball is installed with a chip that provides feedback of the location of the ball on a real-time basis. This information is then conveyed (given) to the referee, to enable him to make the right decision. The International Football Foundation and FIFA have both approved this ball for use in competitive play. However, the ball is still being tested, and the results of its recent use from the World Cup matches in Japan will be examined thoroughly (carefully), before deciding when it will be utilized again.

Sources: gizmag.com, gizmo.com

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145 Comments
  • boy Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7:55 am
    cool
    • thatredheadxd
      thatredheadxdThursday, March 14, 2019 at 11:08 am
      I really like playing soccer. I had no idea that they even made something like this. Very helpful in soccer games.
      • kjjtgkbThursday, March 14, 2019 at 9:25 am
        cool
        • chlooe
          chlooeWednesday, March 13, 2019 at 3:04 pm
          i can't believe this was made on the year that i was born!
          • ronnie 2006Monday, March 4, 2019 at 9:51 am
            soccer is so cool
            • Jelly Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 1:07 pm
              Play fortnite
              • RobloWednesday, January 16, 2019 at 4:13 am
                Soooooooopo coooooooollll
                • poseidonsbestbf
                  poseidonsbestbfMonday, January 14, 2019 at 9:00 pm
                  that is if i ever get one......*sigh*
                  • poseidonsbestbf
                    poseidonsbestbfMonday, January 14, 2019 at 8:59 pm
                    awesome, but i wont be playing with it that much, i m goalie
                    • khrish
                      khrishTuesday, January 8, 2019 at 10:26 am
                      I love soccer