We’re nothing like starting the World Cup Soccer Russia 2018, and if anything distinguishes this edition of the World is its important technological burden. And is that in addition to the obviousness of each edition is of the highest appointment of the football has progress, the quote that starts this Thursday, June 14, is a before and after for the technologies applied to this sport and a real laboratory of innovation.
From the ball, until the justice and the monitoring of the performance of the athlete are among the attributes of the technological highly sophisticated, even the FIFA boasted on its website, but better you leave a good summary of the main to be very outstanding in every game.
1. Telstar, the smart Ball
Telstar 18, the creation of the brand Adidas, is the ball that will be used in the World Russia 2018. Filed in November 2017, in Moscow, is a reprint of the ball with which they played the World cup of Mexico 1970 and Germany 1974. The Telstar 18 includes an NFC chip in its interior. NFC = “Near Field Communication”. It is a digital technology that allows two devices to exchange information or generate certain actions once physically connected to each other.
2. The “infamous” VAR
Against all odds, the Video Assistant Referee (Assistant Referee Video) will be installed for the 64 matches of the World Cup of Russia 2018. There will be two attendees of VAR and a video technician, in charge of reviewing the images taken in the field and inform the referee only in cases where you identify an error, clear or pass unnoticed a serious incident.
3. Hawk-eye, goal line technology
This is the system for the automatic detection of goals. It was used in the World cup Brazil 2014 and will also be used in this. All the stadiums are equipped with this technology that processes information from 14 cameras, and the receptors in the ball (that interact with the magnetic field around the arc), and sends, in just a second, the signal to clock the referee indicating the entrance of the ball at the arc.
4. Monitoring the player’s EPTS
Another of the greatest innovations is the Electronic Performance & Tracking Systems (EPTS) includes systems based on observation with cameras and technology wearable. Shall be given to each team, two tablets that will receive information from two cameras of the optical tracking to follow the movements of the players and the ball on the pitch. This information will be processed and transmitted to the devices so that technicians can have the data to assess performance, identify vulnerabilities, and think of new strategies to improve the performance.