I’m just around the corner World Cup 2022, the biggest global football competition, a test bed not only for teams, athletes and organizations but also to test the level of technology they want to be more and more at the service of football. and soccer players.
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Written by Giacomo Barbieri, Emanuele Capone, Simone Cosemi, Dario D’Elia, Antonio Dini, Bruno Rovelli
Statistics for each application
Starting with the match in Qatar, players will be able to get a complete picture of their performance thanks to a new app developed by Fifa in collaboration with FifaPro: It’s called the Fifa Player app Each player will be given access to their individual data immediately after each game.
Professional soccer players, in response to interviews and surveys, have expressed their desire to have as many items as possible to analyze their performance, A desire emanating from the players themselveswhich is increasingly involved in technology and intends to improve its performance by relying on data.
stadiums and cameras
All this is also possible thanks to a system of several cameras placed around the pitch to ensure maximum coverage of the players. Include scales the traveled distance At different speed thresholds, the The number of actions is above 25 km / h and top speed, all displayed on heat maps put them. In addition to the game phase, the events of breaking the line, receiving positions and pressing the player in possession of the ball will appear, which the event champion will be able to review through different camera angles.
with Fifa Plus app, available in 11 different languagesUnique experiences during the match will be possible for the fans inside the stadium: from the possibility Review the video assistant referee procedures Access photos in augmented reality and from different angles thanks to the camera system.
Semi-automatic offside, even the ball is technical
Another World Cup champion in Qatar (but in Premier League aiming to have it already from 2023-2024), and this is also possible thanks to the 12 cameras installed in each new stadium, as well as televisions, which track 29 data points for each individual player, More accurately indicate its location In the field. Kind of a complete mapping. However, to make the actual analysis of the player’s position complete and accurate, there is a chip installed in the ball that allows you to do the same with the ball as well, only in a more intense way. So even the ball is a technique. But Where does this huge amount of data go? In the VAR room, which we are now also beginning to learn about in the Italian Serie A championship, but in Qatar you will also receive signals about the movement of the ball 500 times per second. The data is forwarded to a specially designated computer and hacker only, which checks the decision and reports it to the VAR and“Field referee.
Now essential for athletes, it will be available to every player (and directly in the app) Pictures taken during crucial moments from every World Cup match. Players will be able to save or share the images on social media, along with their favorite match stats with their target audience. The space dedicated to social media, in the application, is also the space of the creative economy thanks to Daily FIFA World Cup from HiSenseReal daily show Which will find celebrities, creators, influencers and different personalities from the world of football meeting the fans every day for a daily summary of the day.
NFTs and content
FIFA Plus becomes the de facto first Free digital football entertainment platform In the world, allowing the use of some exclusive and unique content: Through the application, the equivalent of 40,000 live matches per year can be broadcast, including at least 100 football associations from all 6 confederations, ensuring live coverage from each of the confederations continental six. Important European tournaments and lesser-known competitions from around the world, incl Not only men’s football, but also youth and women’s football. So the application was born already before the World Cup, it is free and contains, in addition to matches, also archived matches, allowing fans to review unique moments from historical matches in the past. there New dedicated to Qatar 2022 is the NFT platform From FIFA that will be based on the Algorand blockchain, a cryptocurrency (called Algo) based on an independent blockchain, the technology now used by more than 2,000 organizations, governments and applications worldwide and which he founded“Italian Silvio Micali, professor of computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The new dedicated NFT platform that will serve as the token exchange infrastructure launched by the consortium It’s called FIFA Plus Connect (this is the site)“This announcement is an exciting moment for Fifa, as it officially enters the world of blockchain and the opportunities it offers in various applications – he told us. Romy Guy, Chief Business Officer, Union At FIFA we must continually strive to define and explore the most comprehensive means possible“Developed, sustainable and transparent to increase revenue and continue to support the development of world football“chance for fans Get new tokens at affordable prices Unique in a collection explicitly dedicated to the most iconic moments in the history of the competition, as well as many images depicting the World Cup itself.
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“This is a discussion.” We can write more today than ever before, after the stock market’s Meta crash (in 9 months, metavers have burned about $9.4 billion), has us shuddering and Doubt the validity of Zuckerberg’s vision And the entire Big Tech world with the only exception at the moment being Apple. It is still too early to express a final ruling, but FIFA has nonetheless taken the field into the metaverse, even if it is more appropriate to speak of gamification or in any case Great investment on the platform RobloxWith the aim of bringing the younger generations closer to the historic tournament. The ones Italy might not have seen at the World Cup. On the occasion of the 2022 edition in Qatar, I was born FIFA World, a space in the Metaverse area Intended for fans around the world and developed on the Roblox platform.
And if the World Cup finals are going to go down in history, why? Play in the winter and not in the summer as usualThey will also do so for technologies such as the latter: Fifa World is a “virtual environment that celebrates the power of football.”“Unparalleled history of its most popular contests” and access to it will be free. All users will be able to Frequent social spaces, earn rewards and collect exclusive virtual items Through games of skill, even far from the stadiums of Qatar.