Tagged: Football

Atlanta MARTA is the world’s first metro station to have soccer field

Station Soccer_8

Good news for soccer fans has just come in as they’ll be able to show-off their skills at Atlanta’s MARTA public transit system. Yes you read that right, as Atlanta United Football Club has funded the MARTA public transit system to create the world’s first soccer field inside a metro station. Just imagine the size of this transit system would be so huge that it will fit inside Atlanta’s downtown hub, Five Points. The authorities have done so because they want to encourage Atlanta’s youth to go for sports like soccer.
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Zepp Play Soccer wearable sensor records stats, tracks performance

Zepp Play Soccer wearable sensor

Zepp already has sensor that helps golf, tennis and basketball players fine tune their game with on-field data that makes sense. Zepp has now taken another stride forward and has developed Play Soccer, a sensor that lets footballers track data regarding distance covered, number of times ball kicked and the time for which the player sprinted or walked in the game. An average footballer runs almost 7 miles (11km) in a single game, considering the fact this data can be valuable for a player’s fitness and training. Read More…

Football slot machines to play during Euro 2016

Euro 2016

2016 is one of those summers that football fans love. Not only are they avoiding the usual three month drought when the sporting highlights seem to just be tennis, golf and cricket, they have two international tournaments to enjoy – both Euro 2016 and the Rio Olympics. The former’s already kicked off and it’s fair to say that whatever your political standpoint it’s already providing some very good reasons to want to be part of Europe. For example there’s the Welsh team defying all expectations as well as Iceland refusing to give in to the might of Portugal. Even England have made it through to the knockout stages.

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Pele inaugurates first player-powered soccer field in Brazil

Pele inaugurates player-powered soccer field

Brazilian football legend Pele have inaugurated the first ever player-powered soccer field in Rio de Janeiro slum of Morro da Mineira. Using a new technology developed by British start-up Pavegen, the football pitch uses the energy generated by the player’s movement on the field to partly power up the floods lights. A total of 200 underground tiles were installed across the width and breadth of the field. The tiles will gather kinetic energy through the motion of the players and will feed that power to six 280-watt LED floodlights overhead. However, the tiles provide only 20 percent of electricity for the lights and the remaining comes from the solar panels set up at the facility.
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Track a football’s history with embedded microchip called gametag

gametag micro-chip football

Until now, a lengthy and expensive process is utilized to analyze collectable footballs, but in order to provide fans and football collectors an easier way to analyze footballs – Big Game USA and Prova Group have collaborated and developed smart chip to authenticate and track footballs. Dubbed gametag, the chip can be embedded into the football to track its life, history and authenticity. Read More…

EA Sports FIFA 15 will feature emotional intelligence for hyper-realistic gameplay

EA Sports FIFA 15 game

FIFA World Cup 2014 is over-shadowing every other sport right now on air, and as this extravaganza unleashes the final stages in Brazil, fans all over the world are going bonkers. On the other side FIFA 15 is getting everyone excited as it comes with more improved features and special attention towards the whole emotional aspect of the gameplay. Yes, FIFA 15 is going to be out this September and I just can’t wait to get my hands on it.
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Watch FIFA World Cup finals on Sony’s Ultra HD 4K screen

Sony’s Ultra HD 4K Screen for FIFA World Cup 2014

Image credit: Daniel Incandela, Flickr

In 2010, Sony came up with 3D technology for fans to watch FIFA World Cup straight from South Africa. Now, the company has launched an Ultra HD 4K technology display which will be installed in Vue Cinemas London, especially to telecast two FIFA World Cup matches. As we all know, 16 teams have successfully qualified for the final round but only quarter final and final matches will be shown on this particular multiplex. Quarter final match will be broadcasted only for guests whereas, the final match will be open for public. Read More…

Hotblack watch shows real time football scores of FIFA World Cup 2014

Hotblack Smartwatch Soccer World Cup goal display

FIFA fever is high and people around the globe are eagerly tracking the progress of their favorite teams during this World cup in Brazil. Probably high time to come up with a smartwatch that shows real time scores of your favorite team and their opponents. London-based Richard Hoptroff has been thinking along the same lines therefore he has made an analog smartwatch dubbed Hotblack watch which shows real time scores of ongoing matches in FIFA 2014 football world cup in Brazil.
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No unfair goals at FIFA World Cup 2014, thanks to GoalControl-4D technology

GoalControl 4D system goal line technology for Fifa 2014 football world cup

Who can forget the incident of controversial goal denial at the England – Germany game in FIFA World Cup 2010. Since then the FIFA officials have been pondering over a full-proof solution to make the game better on a level playing field. That is why at the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil, on-field officials will have GoalControl-4D technology by a German start-up by their side. FIFA has apparently sanctioned nearly $3.5 million to the start-up for making use of this technology during all FIFA World Cup matches.
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Paraplegic Juliano Pinto kicks-off FIFA World Cup 2014 in mind-controlled exoskeleton suit

Paraplegic Juliano Pinto kicks-off FIFA World Cup 2014 in mind-controlled exoskeleton suit

As promised a few months ago, the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil saw a very tech savvy start to the event as Juliano Pinto, a 29 year old paraplegic kicked off proceedings. At the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Juliano performed the official kick-off of football’s biggest extravaganza using the mind-controlled exoskeleton suit named as Bra-Santos Dumont (meaning Brazil and Alberto Santos-Dumont), and is developed by a team of researchers led by Brazilian neuroscientist Dr. Miguel Nicolelis.
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