December 5, 2005 7:48 AM PST

FIFA: Adidas 'smart ball' not ready for World Cup

Tracking technology behind chip-implanted soccer balls, designed to rule out bad goal line calls, needs more testing.

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The Next Thing!
Now if they can just develop a system that will electronically determine when a play really is "offsides"!!!
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They would have to implant everyone
For offsides they would have to implant every player with a chip and then it would be pretty easy

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RFID Soccer Balls
Once this technology has been developed, it has significant applications for sports world-wide.
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The whole of the ball past the whole of the line
The football rules say that a goal is only scored when "the whole of the ball passes the whole of the goal line". I doubt that Adidas has configured their RFID sensor to account for this, since almost everyone seems to think a goal is scored when more than half the ball is over the line. Sorry if I'm sounding seriously pedantic! I should get out more...
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