FIFA World Cup 2022
This is the first time that an Arab country will host the World Cup. The World Cup will be held in the middle of the European football season for the first time, it was announced. Not to mention the fact that all eight venues of the World Cup are located within an hour’s distance from each other, making it a first-of-its-kind compact World Cup.
The 2022 world cup is the most advanced technology used world cup till now. The technology will never be used before. Technologies are advanced and futuristic. Let’s read what are surprising things about FIFA World Cup 2022.
Advanced Heat Reduction Technologies
Because of the extreme heat, revolutionary stadium cooling technology is going to be used at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after tests proved everything is working as it should at the proposed World Cup stadiums. the atmosphere inside the stadium will be at an optimum temperature for both the players and the fans.
Semi-automated offside technology
A technological revolution will also be taking place on the pitch during the World Cup in 2022 as well. Qatar’s World Cup will be the first to use semi-automated offside technology. For the referees, this will be a useful tool in order to help them make accurate, fast, and reproducible decisions during the course of the tournament when it comes to offside decisions.
The new technology uses 12 dedicated tracking cameras mounted underneath the roof of the stadium to track the ball and up to 29 data points of each individual player, 50 times per second, calculating their exact position on the pitch. The 29 collected data points include all limbs and extremities that are relevant for making offside calls.
FIFA Advance World Cup Ball with amazing features
The official match ball ‘Al Rihla’ will feature semi-automated offside technology, an upgraded version of the already existing VAR (Video Assistant Referee) system, used in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
In the ball, a motion sensor can track the player’s location at the moment the ball is kicked. Along with this, a technology system will be installed at the stadium that will monitor the positioning and movement of the ball and players.
According to ESPN, the old VAR system took 70 seconds to determine an official case of offside. The choice will now be decided in just 25 seconds.
Dedicated App for Players: FIFA PLAYER APP
During the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, players will be able to access the FIFA Player App for the first time. The FIFA Player App was developed with input from professional players, in collaboration with FIFPRO. Every player will be able to access their performance data shortly after each match by using the app. This data is synchronized with match footage to enable players to watch all key moments of their own performance in detail, using different camera angles. The data collected includes the following: enhanced football data metrics, physical performance metrics and enhanced football intelligence metrics.
Stadium Made of Shipping Container
One of the stadiums of FIFA World Cup 2022- Stadium 974 situated in Doha, Qatar is the first-ever fully demountable stadium in the history of FIFA World Cups. Stadium 974 is a temporary football stadium built along the shores of the Gulf, offering not only beautiful views of West Bay, but also an eye-catching design concept. Made from shipping containers and modular steel frames. The design of the stadium makes it visually appealing while also ensuring cost-effectiveness, given that fewer materials were used compared to a traditional stadium. In view of the fact that Stadium 974 is designed to be temporary, it may not only exist after the World Cup.
Internet in FIFA World 2022
In FIFA World Cup 2022, 5G technology will be used for the internet. Across all eight stadiums, high-capacity broadband wireless technology will provide 500 gigabytes of capacity each. This will make it possible for many people to stay connected, and be able to share their World Cup experiences with their families and friends wherever they are in the world. The world cup will also feature brand new experiences enabled by 5G technology, such as 8K live broadcasts and exciting in-home viewer experiences through augmented and virtual reality.
The World Cup Qatar 2022 has announced that it will provide connectivity for 350 official FIFA event buses during the tournament. With mobile broadband and managed Wi-Fi inside busses, players and FIFA officials will remain connected, while media representatives will be able to upload files and video content and share broadcasts even when traveling between venues.▲