Microchip could be used in World Cup soccer balls


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FIFA will consider using an electronic microchip inside soccer balls at the 2006 World Cup finals if the technology proves successful. The microchip, intended to confirm whether or not a ball has crossed the goal line, will be tested at the under-17 world championship in Peru in September and October.


http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/TechNews/NewStuff/2005/06/14/1087808.html

Comments (3)

  1. roman abramovitch says:

    whats wrong with cameras + hawkeye?

  2. Aidan Walsh says:

    "Whats wrong with cameras + hawkeye?"

    This: http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/sport/football/manchesterunited/s/141/141794_ferguson_admits_goal_should_have_stood.html

    If a microchip was put in the ball, there would be no need for the ref to have a video replay. Instead, a tone could sound in his earpiece, much like it does now in Wimbledon when the ball hits the net.

  3. zack says:

    its cool as long as the players cant tell the differanceand it affects their playing.