The Beautiful link between Technology and Football

The Beautiful link between Technology and Football

The men’s world Cup is an international soccer tournament contest by senior men’s national teams from various countries. It is one of the most popular international sporting competitions and over five billion people tune in to watch the tournament every four years.

This year’s FIFA World Cup which started on the 20th of November 2022 is being hosted by Qatar. Qatar is the smallest country ever to host the World Cup. Being a peninsular Arab country, whose terrain comprises an arid desert and a long Persian (Arab) Gulf shoreline of beaches and dunes. It has a population of about 2,931 million.

aerial view of fifa world cup 2022 stadium in Qatar

Football makes progress

Advancements in technology are made each day and it is no secret that these have been applied to various sports, including football. Due to various football leagues and continental cups, some of them don’t use specific types of technology due to the preference of the fans.

Technology has proven to be extremely helpful and has assisted match officials in making the right call. Albeit not always the most popular one.

Whether you call it football or soccer, the excitement of the beautiful game does unite fans all over the world. It is a well-known fact that technology can create controversy in a sport that is already loaded with passionate fans.

Technology continues to have a big impact on virtually every aspect of football life in recent times. If you’re thinking that technology is only used in industries and big organizations, keep calm and be ready to be surprised. You should know that it is now used in Football in all the major leagues in the world.

Football for the longest time has had no need to use technology when playing competitive matches. However, in the 2018 World Cup tournament in Russia, VAR established itself as an integral technology that helps to make crucial decisions during matches.

Looking into the future, the following are five ways Technology will help to enhance football:

  1. The rise and rise of Google Glass
  2. Giving Assistant Referees more helping hand with prozone
  3. Appealing Debatable decisions to a video reference
  4. Refereeing Debatable decisions to a video referee
  5. Goal-Line Technology

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