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
  • angelf7
    angelf7Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 7:10 am
    neat
    • Soccer godFriday, December 14, 2018 at 8:32 am
      I think that I am the best soccer player in the world as a 07. I will become pro some day!
      • lil_nugget
        lil_nuggetWednesday, February 13, 2019 at 8:11 am
        if you keep trying your best you just might be!!
        • khrish
          khrishTuesday, January 8, 2019 at 10:27 am
          Dude that's pretty cool
        • dddevillThursday, December 6, 2018 at 6:35 pm
          39 goals in this soccer season beat that
          • Micheal rosenMonday, November 26, 2018 at 1:05 am
            I’d love to own 1 of them
            • th3soccerocker!Friday, November 9, 2018 at 10:08 am
              that is legit
              • HiTuesday, November 6, 2018 at 6:52 am
                I play ⚽️ and one goal did not count because they said we were Of sides this ⚽️ could help a lot and does the ball ⚽️ pop open when you play
                • lane boyMonday, October 29, 2018 at 5:24 am
                  what happens if you kick it and it pops open
                  • ur boi Monday, October 22, 2018 at 11:24 am
                    this is awesome
                    • SupThursday, September 27, 2018 at 7:06 am
                      I want that.!?
                      • abhinavd
                        abhinavdMonday, September 24, 2018 at 7:39 am
                        I want this ball. It will help me a lot!