“dream”, “dream ball”
The World Cup finals, semi-finals and the match for third place will be played with this new high-tech ball
A new ball will be used in the last four matches of the World Cup in Qatar. Sensors inside the ball track your every move. According to manufacturer Adidas, the design is a tribute to the host city of Qatar.
“Al-Hilm” in Arabic “dream”: this is the name of the new high-tech ball from Adidas, which will be used in the final matches of the World Cup in Qatar.
FIFA has unveiled the official football for the semi-finals, the third-place match and the final of the Qatar World Cup 2022. The ball is called “Al-Helm” which means “dream” in Arabic. The new game ball replaces the “flight”, the “flight” previously used in the tournament.
This new ‘dream ball’ has been praised by manufacturer Adidas for the latest technology used in the design. Football is no longer football: the “dream” is a high-tech product. The sensors embedded in it help match officials make faster and more accurate decisions.
High technology leaves no room for doubt
Along with player location data, VAR referees receive real-time data to streamline decisions and provide fans with a seamless experience, FIFA said. The so-called IMU sensors measure acceleration, angle, and direction, and are powered by artificial intelligence. This can be used, for example, to determine the exact time the ball is played in tight offside situations. Intrusion is detected automatically.
This high technique was able to prove, for example, that the ball was not out of bounds when Japan played Spain. Cristiano Ronaldo swerved off the ball and failed to score in the Uruguay game, although he angrily claimed it.
Adidas calls this “mesh ball technology”. According to FIFA, video referees have “an additional important level of information at their disposal”. “Data from the ball opens up new storytelling insights about unique moments on the pitch at this World Cup,” says Johannes Holzmuller, FIFA’s Director of Football Technology and Innovation.
For the sake of the environment
The ball is also designed with the environment in mind. All materials and ingredients are sustainable. The “Dream” is the first World Cup semi-final and final ball made exclusively of water-based paints and adhesives. The whole ball is pasted without cracks. And the grilled surface should ensure the stability of the flight.
Design: “The ball celebrates the colors and intricate architecture of the host country,” says Adidas. The shimmering gold design is inspired by the shimmering deserts of the region that surrounds the emirate. (bag)
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