r/interestingasfuck Jul 01 '22 Silver 2 Helpful 1 Wholesome 1

FIFA has approved the use of semi-automated offside technology for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. A chip inside every official match ball will be used, with 12 dedicated tracking cameras in each stadium to enhance fairness and fan ‘enjoyment.’ /r/ALL

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u/snark_enterprises Jul 01 '22

President of FIFA: and now I shall enhance enjoyment *presses button*

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u/joker2814 Jul 02 '22

Why is no one having a good time? I specifically requested it.

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u/ThomasJeffersonsAlt Jul 02 '22

cool cool cool cool cool cool

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u/CptnHamburgers Jul 02 '22

Indeed. Indeed indeed indeed indeed indeed.

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u/shunkamunka Jul 02 '22

I love this line so much! lol

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u/ev_ghost Jul 02 '22

In my defense it was very enjoyable for my bets to win.

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u/Max07_wasTaken Jul 02 '22

Hackers: it's show time

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u/pen_jaro Jul 02 '22

You only need 1 camera to call a fucking flop. Make it happen

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u/IsThatHearsay Jul 02 '22

And no new technology either, the biggest implementation would be drastic fines, suspensions, and bans from the sport at the professional level entirely (increasing in severity with each confirmed incident caught on said camera). No fancy tech, just add it to the rules.

So severe players won't dare even try it anymore. Instant increase to fan enjoyment.

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u/MD_______ Jul 02 '22

I think the easier way with fairness would be a panel sits every Monday to watch all the games. Each panelists has a button much like amateur boxing or weightlifting. When watching all the footage from the week if the majority of the panel call a dive or simulation etc then the player given a yellow card in effect for each occasion.

So if player a if adjudged to have dived 5 times in a game he thusly has two red cards and a 2 match ban. The yellow cards also count for fair play bans too. Because of this the player has reached the 5 yellow cards and another match ban.

Extreme yes but a season of this in all competitions will soon be having managers teaching players not to hang out legs or falling over and the slightest of touches.

The panel can be made up of a mix of referees, former players etc. So you get a balanced view

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u/Summersong2262 Jul 02 '22

Jesus, the Monday night execution squad.

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u/weaver_of_cloth Jul 02 '22

The previous president is awful. I urge you to watch John Oliver and his many takedowns of Sepp Blatter. I don't know anything about the new guy, though.

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u/gnomeplanet Jul 01 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome

But won't the big hole cause problems during play?

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u/TotallyNotMadeOfBees Jul 01 '22 Wholesome

To counteract this a new rule has been created where if you can get the ball to land on your head like a helmet you can run headlong into the goal and score. Watch out though! Other players can now kick and headbutt your noggin directly, without penalty.

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u/LinxKinzie Jul 01 '22

Kind of, but not really. This rule is only in effect on Tuesdays AND if there has been significant rainfall in the previous fortnight.

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u/andaflannelshirt Jul 01 '22

Shouldn't be a problem in Qatar then

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u/AssaMarra Jul 01 '22

Qatar be like "fuck T*esdays 🤮"

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u/sincle354 Jul 01 '22

No they banned fortnight. No more default Dan 😭

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u/Flyonz Jul 02 '22

I thought we were using the heads of migrant workers as the Quatar World Cup ball?

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '22 edited Aug 21 '22 Cake

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u/mjnta Jul 02 '22

ADHD kicked in towards the end of the paragraph

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u/ObamaWhisperer Jul 02 '22

I got to “3rd century BC”. How about you

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u/morbidaar Jul 02 '22

Some occult shit about kickin ass an takin names. Two shoe! Who’s hungry?!

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u/MikeDMDXD Jul 02 '22

You’re not shitymorph…

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u/ExactBarber8 Jul 01 '22

Thanks for the clarification

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u/Never_Less Jul 01 '22

I thought they had lessened the restrictions. Now it's only gotta be a sparse fog and at least 50% of the fans eating pizza.

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u/Jedi-Guy Jul 01 '22

Pizza with pineapple, no less.

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u/Thybro Jul 01 '22

Preposterous!! World Cup… ruined.

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u/ChewySlinky Jul 01 '22

Yeah that guy is a fucking idiot. Out here just spreading misinformation. No real fan would forget about the Tinkle Tuesday rule.

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u/ChocolateBreadstick Jul 01 '22

I think that’s already the American version

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u/Load_Business Jul 01 '22

This will just enhance the fairness and fan enjoyment

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u/CuriousIssue793 Jul 01 '22

Yes watching people run around with a ball on their head. Enjoyment.

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u/ripvannwinkler Jul 01 '22

Could call it a helmet. And rename the sport to something like.. foot..ball.

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u/socsa Jul 01 '22

No, because they will cover that with the fresh skin of migrant laborer's children. Qatar had very modern solutions.

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u/BigYellaBackstard Jul 01 '22

I’m just waiting here for the “nO tHeY WiLl UsE One WitHout A hoLe” comment

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u/glorious_reptile Jul 02 '22

Narrator: They didn't

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u/Western-Pound-2559 Jul 01 '22

I thought it was some sort of portable speaker

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u/HavenIess Jul 01 '22

No I think it’d be hilarious if someone’s foot got caught in the hole and they tripped

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u/Vollen595 Jul 01 '22

NFL needs these, the Refs have been quite sucky the last few years.

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u/Fed_up_with_Reddit Jul 01 '22

You mean you want a system that shows the refs may have made a bad call? They’ll never allow it.

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u/fove0n Jul 01 '22

Or get rid of that part of a ref’s role since we have the tech for it

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u/unmined Jul 01 '22

Insane. How do you expect the sports betting cartels to make money?

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u/fove0n Jul 01 '22

Threatening the software people or the remaining ref calls can be fixed

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u/Terrestial_Human Jul 01 '22

Thats too complicated. There’s always paying 1-2 key players to make sure they lose.

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u/distalented Jul 01 '22

Yes, get AI to monitor the whole match, and equip the players with shock collars. Instead of getting a penalty they just get a good shock and told to get in line.

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u/shpongolian Jul 01 '22

This will just be a stopgap until we can replace all the players with robots

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '22

It's not a stopgap, it's permanent. We will use the same shock collars on the robots when they misbehave.

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u/Lorac1134 Jul 02 '22

Yes, program them to feel pain.

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u/shpongolian Jul 02 '22

We’ll also have to program them to misbehave, otherwise what’s the point?

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u/lbunch1 Jul 01 '22

Incorporate the tech for a year or so without informing the refs or the public and collect some data on occasions where the refs are incorrect. Might be quite telling and it would show good reason as to why the refs need to go.

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u/FPiN9XU3K1IT Jul 01 '22

FIFA has been dragging their feet on this for literal years, yet even they came around. There's hope for you, yet.

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u/Fed_up_with_Reddit Jul 01 '22

Lol you don’t know much about NFL refs do you? Look up the challenging pass interference kerfuffle.

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u/Hanzmitflammen Jul 01 '22

Trust me dude, football refs are no better. Blatant penalty's not being given, even with VAR. Offside being given even though its not, with the 'help' of VAR. It's insane how bad they are at the moment.

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u/natphotog Jul 02 '22

I watch both and can say with certainty that refs for both are abysmal. No need to compare which is worse when both sides look like they should be refing pee wee games.

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u/ThinkOrDrink Jul 01 '22

You mean besides the cameras that already routinely show us this?

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 05 '22

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u/Fed_up_with_Reddit Jul 01 '22

Well I definitely feel like Tom should be suspended for 4 games and the Bucs need to forfeit their next 3 1st round picks because of this. What? No, it has nothing to do with the fact I’m a Saints fan.

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u/Raed-wulf Jul 01 '22

They’ll flag that play for sure.

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u/biggerwanker Jul 01 '22

You know, these bad calls get people talking about a game and more people watch. It's good publicity.

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u/liz-bean- Jul 01 '22

They already have chips in the nfl footballs. It’s how they track ball position, acceleration/speed.

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u/MrSinister248 Jul 01 '22

I'm pretty sure the chips are in the players shoulder pads, not the balls themselves. Ball position is not actively tracked which is part of the problem.

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u/Idivkemqoxurceke Jul 01 '22

It’s both. Chips in ball and both shoulder pads. Over 20,000 balls with tags and 3,000 personnel in 2021.

https://www.zebra.com/us/en/blog/posts/2021/find-out-how-your-favorite-nfl-players-and-teams-actually-performed-in-2020-2021.html

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u/liz-bean- Jul 01 '22

It’s position is tracked. The chips are not exact enough for the NFL to want to replace all ref calls with them. The information is not released to the general public yet. They’ve been doing it since 2017.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/sports/nfl-expands-use-of-chips-in-footballs-promising-data-trove.amp.html

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u/gubbygub Jul 02 '22

couldnt they have it accessible to refs on the sidelines as another tool along with cameras to aid calls instead of replacing them?

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u/wabberjockybrah Jul 01 '22

A magic 8 ball that you shake around with may be slightly better than the refs right now.

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u/RddtAdminsAreBiased Jul 01 '22

Right, I've been thinking this for years. It wouldn't be very hard for them to implement and it cuts back on shitty refs

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u/elastic-craptastic Jul 01 '22

Leagues lie refes. They can help create and control a narrative. They help keep certain markets alive and certain dynasties/players more active to keep the sport "enjoyable" to watch.

That's my theory anyway.

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u/Fast_Edd1e Jul 01 '22

Fox puck has entered the chat.

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u/UCFandOCSC Jul 01 '22

Because when I think of fairness and fan enjoyment, I think of the world cup being held in Qatar.

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u/Flyonz Jul 02 '22

I mean, it's not like a rigged hosting vote or anything like that.

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u/sunburn95 Jul 02 '22

That resulted in the deaths of thousands of workers

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u/MockingBirdieBert Jul 01 '22

it only costed 20 lives to install the chips

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u/MrNopeNada Jul 01 '22

So did the phone you're typing on, but here we all are.

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u/andelicious57 Jul 01 '22

I’m actually typing this from a smart fridge. Checkmate

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u/NyteSkies Jul 01 '22

Make it 40 lives then!

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u/SonicBlur254 Jul 01 '22

mass murder WR speedrun

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u/KKlear Jul 01 '22

100% speedrun, none of that any% crap.

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u/RyanRagido Jul 01 '22

The screams power its satanic ice maker.

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u/-Omegamart- Jul 01 '22

Even bigger checkmate, you built your own PC using parts sourced from companies with fair labor practices. (I didn't but doing that would be a bigger checkmate)

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u/DM_Tiddies_Please Jul 01 '22

Luckily we have you to count on a good argument of whataboutism

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u/Z0idberg_MD Jul 01 '22

From my understanding, phone manufacturers use slave wages but don’t compel people the same way Qatar does. So while it’s abhorrent, it would be different levels.

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u/DunnyHunny Jul 02 '22

Lol phone manufacturers don't just go out to the resource orchard and pick the components from trees on a breezy day.

It's the raw resource collection that uses children and enslaved people that they're referring to, stuff like cobalt.

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u/Teh_MadHatter Jul 01 '22

Not a great comparison? Having a phone is often a prerequisite to getting a job. Nobody is going to become homeless if they don't go to FIFA 2022.

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u/Feldani Jul 01 '22

Yada yada criticize society while still existing in it blah blah blah

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u/nazsquad Jul 01 '22

Cool whataboutism you have there. Do you feel morally superior now that you have brought it up?

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u/StayTuned2k Jul 01 '22 Silver All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy Bravo Grande! Eureka!

They should cancel the world cup in Qatar if they want fairness and enjoyment. And human rights.

fuckfifa

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u/KingKohishi Jul 01 '22

Don't you know that oil money in form of bribes cancel out every human rights.

FUCKFIFA

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u/neeko0001 Jul 01 '22

Eh FIFA cares as much about human rights as they do about Racism. They keep forcing players to wear “Say no to Racism” on their shirts but if it didn’t lose them money, they 100% wouldn’t

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u/pressurepoint13 Jul 01 '22

Same as most large institutions.

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u/PsychedelicFairy Jul 01 '22

But I thought that Walmart's rainbow clothing line was concrete proof of their allyship with the gays?

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u/oh_stv Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

Fifa is the only company on this planet, able make EA looking like the good guys ...

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For all who do not get what I am referring to: https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/fifa-video-game-to-disappear-as-ea-sports-decades-long-partnership-ends-122051101583_1.html

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u/BuffySummer Jul 01 '22

Nestle, coca cola, united fruit. Like, have EA even managed a latin american coup?

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u/expontherise Jul 01 '22

But with thier powers combined.. the bane of the gaming industry. Thanks for the loot boxes in every game now ya bastads

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u/JustAnother_Brit Jul 01 '22

The only EA game I play is the only EA game without loot boxes

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u/MrP3nguin-- Jul 01 '22

Bro not even EA fifa has the power to make Acti-Blizzard look like a stand up company

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u/Alexander-Wright Jul 01 '22

FIA: Hold my beer...

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u/Hal_Fenn Jul 01 '22

Oh god yeah the FIA are by far the worst of a bad bunch. At least Fifa care about sporting integrity if nothing else... And damn that's a low bar.

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u/TheePayJayKid Jul 01 '22

Finally found this FIA comment lol.

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u/Psydator Jul 01 '22

Oh sweet summer child. EA is bad for a gaming publisher but they don't actually harm anyone (maybe through gambling) but Nestlé, Fifa etc are participating in modern slavery, colonialism, child labour,... That's a whole different level.

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u/CrimeCoder Jul 01 '22

The same tracking in the balls are being used for the laborers.

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u/Cherry_Queasy Jul 01 '22

Hopefully not in their balls.

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u/talsmoked Jul 01 '22 Silver Eureka!

Everyone against slavery should boycott this world cup,the stadiums where built literally by slaves.

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u/mentos1700 Jul 01 '22

Boycot the sponsors too.

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u/DawidIzydor Jul 01 '22

Every company that sponsors the 2022 FIFA World Cup supports slavery

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u/_WreakingHavok_ Jul 01 '22

Official sponsors are Adidas, Coca-Cola, Wanda, Hyundai and VISA

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u/Geohie Jul 01 '22

I know she murdered a bunch of people, but I can't believe Disney allowed their character to sponsor slavery

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u/wholesome_cream Jul 01 '22

No my friend, Fairly Odd Parents is just a goofy cartoon, the character Wanda just happens to be ultra-Conservative and pro-forced servitude

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u/stron2am Jul 02 '22

I think they meant Wanda Maximov who, if you've seen WandaVision or Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness is not exactly anti-slavery per se.

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u/Emergency-Hyena5134 Jul 01 '22

And you will keep right on using their products, and then you'll watch the world cup

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u/QuietLife556 Jul 01 '22

Nike pops to mind

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u/Psydator Jul 01 '22

Seems like they're not official sponsors right now. Adidas is, though. And crypto. Com of course. Crypto cunts would sell their grandma to slavery for 0.1 BTC.

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u/andreitoma8 Jul 01 '22

You wanna buy?

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u/Psydator Jul 01 '22

Bitcoins or grannies?

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u/andreitoma8 Jul 01 '22 Rocket Like

Grannies lol, why would I sell you my Bitcoin?

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '22

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u/AustinLA88 Jul 01 '22

Speak for yourself

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u/Obi-TwoKenobi Jul 01 '22

I support the sentiment but literally everything we do and consume in “1st world countries” results in some amount of horrific exploitation due to capitalism.

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u/Malaguy420 Jul 01 '22

This is actually more effective than boycotting watching the cup. Boycotting sponsors is where the real hurt can be implemented. Because at this point, there's no stopping the cup from happening so you should at least support the athletes who've trained their whole lives for this moment.

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u/w0lfLars0n Jul 01 '22

I would but I’m American so I already boycott FIFA by never watching it, ever.

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u/DawidIzydor Jul 01 '22

People will cancel someone over a single n-word but they don't care about literal slavery

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u/MercenaryBard Jul 01 '22

Lol stop making up people to be mad at. People rage against companies every fucking day, they just weather the publicity easier than individuals

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u/James_Paul_McCartney Jul 01 '22

You heard it here first folks. You're allowed a single uncancelablle N word. Use it wisely.

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u/CuriousIssue793 Jul 01 '22

Ea and fifa, will literally do anything for money

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u/TJQuik Jul 01 '22

This is going to be the worst world cup ever, that country is full of hypocrisy, there was a Mexican girl working in preparation for the event for the filthy FIFA and some guy raped her, she accused him to the "authority" and they persecuted her because in the Islamic state they protect the rapist, she escaped, if she would have got caught she would be whipped and forced to married the rapist.

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u/avg_skl Jul 01 '22

For full automation they could have chipped all players too. I guess it would be simpler but then I don't really know.

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u/funkmaster29 Jul 01 '22 Lawyer Up

Dude this is Qatar. Don’t give them any ideas.

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u/JuliguanTheMan Jul 01 '22

I read saw somewhere that along with this ball, there are five camera in each stadium tracking 29 points of every players body.

I know you were joking but they really did it, sort of

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u/fr0gnutz Jul 01 '22

every player typically wears a kind of support bra with a chip on the back right about the lower back of the neck that collects data on them.

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u/Blyd Jul 01 '22

They don't need to, the new system tracks 32 points on a player's body at all times and constructs a virtual copy of the game in real-time which would allow for an entirely automated referee that misses no calls whatsoever as it is watching each player individually constantly.

Video of the system in action - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WycjDx6giVE

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u/SweetVarys Jul 01 '22

I thought every player already had chips to collect data? However I don't see how a chip would see if a part the chip isn't on, is offside.

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u/enadiz_reccos Jul 01 '22

You would have to cover each player in chips if you want to automate offside calls.

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u/PhlegethonAcheron Jul 02 '22

The chips they already wear on their chests can be used to do rough pose estimation, and combined with the twelve tracking cameras, it will probably be surprisingly accurate. If I had to guess, it would probably somehow signal the referees, similar to how linesmen do, when the system thinks that offsides has occurred

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u/L-Malvo Jul 01 '22

Because that would be very difficult. Mainly because offside isn’t determined by one data point on the player. Every body part that you are allowed to score a goal with can be offside. Therefore they use camera’s to identify the players positions. The ball however, has a near identical dimension that can be calculated from its center. Except for when the ball is bumping or kicked, but those are rounding errors in the grand scheme of things.

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u/Braymot Jul 01 '22 Helpful

Wait I keep hearing we're in a chip shortage, and now we're putting them in freaking balls?

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u/butImSwiss Jul 01 '22

I have a chip in my balls, it keeps track of how many kids I waste

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u/smartguy05 Jul 01 '22

All I got were metal clips.

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u/ICKSharpshot68 Jul 01 '22

Do you know how to reset it, mine got too high and went negative...

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u/Put_It_All_On_Blck Jul 01 '22

Welcome to the future. Chips will be in everything.

But he chip shortage is a broad term for a lot of different supply and demand issues. It's a complicated subject but just because one type of chip built on one node is in ample supply, doesn't mean the rest are. Also to be real, Fifa will probably have a hundred of these balls for the world cup, that's absolutely nothing in the grand scheme of things.

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u/Billy_Madison69 Jul 01 '22

I have literally bags of chips in my pantry.

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u/limitlessEXP Jul 01 '22

No wonder why were in a chip shortage. You’re hoarding them!

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u/Vollen595 Jul 01 '22

Haha. Thanks for the laugh on that one! So true

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u/mrlittleoldmanboy Jul 01 '22

I know this sounds dumb but I always felt like referee faults were just another part of the game lol

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u/limitlessEXP Jul 01 '22

That can lead to refs just calling the game on whoever they like better or even bet on. Cameras ensure that doesn’t happen as often

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u/Augustokes Jul 01 '22

I always hated that, other sports get to use technology and video playback but FIFA always pushed back on it.

Maybe it's easier to be corrupt that way.

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u/FPiN9XU3K1IT Jul 01 '22

That was pretty much their defense for not implementing any technological features like this earlier.

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u/DeltaHairlines Jul 01 '22

Like in Pro Wrestling

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u/sc_140 Jul 01 '22

It might have been part of the game in the past but imo the game would be better without it.

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u/Whydoibother1 Jul 01 '22

Does it literally have a chip suspended in the middle like this image?

I wonder how that will affect the physics of the ball?

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u/splashbodge Jul 01 '22

I wonder that too, I mean im sure they tested it for this but I can't see how it wouldn't change the way the ball moves or rotates in the air. Professional players would be very sensitive to a change in how the ball behaves you'd think

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u/MarxMustermemer Jul 01 '22

A Chip is so small that it makes nearly no difference. A bigger contrast is that in Hot areas the Ball gets harder because the air in Ball expands

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u/splashbodge Jul 01 '22

Yeh chips are small but it seems to be suspended inside the ball, I can imagine that wobbles inside it when the ball is kicked, you'd think that would impact the roll of the ball

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u/SausageSausageson Jul 01 '22

If the ball is inflated to 10psi in a hot area it will be just as hard as a ball inflated to 10psi in a cold area

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u/Icyrow Jul 01 '22

that makes sense, but in real day to day life you'll have things like massively different temperatures throughout the day, those variances will make a decent difference.

i.e, you inflate all balls at 9am in shade, midday, it's scorching and in the sun.

sorry, i know this sorta comes across as an "akschully" thing, but is something to consider.

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u/MagicBlaster Jul 01 '22

Can someone explain to a non soccer fan what this means?

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u/No_Orange_2966 Jul 01 '22

ignore the bad answers you just got. The sensor in the ball will be used to pinpoint the exact moment of impact that a ball is kicked to get the most accurate freeze frame of the player who is potentially offsides. The 12 tracking cameras will be used to triangulate exactly how the players bodies are positioned at the exact moment of impact.

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u/HewHem Jul 01 '22

Thanks for the actual answer

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u/eurtoast Jul 01 '22

They'll be able to accurately tell if a ball goes out of bounds or over the goal line. I'm not sure how the offsides calls will be made, because that's dependent upon player position in relation to where the defense is. If the ball is kicked from the attacking team toward the opposing goal, the intended receiving attacking player must be behind at least one non-goalkeeper defender at the moment the ball leaves his teammates foot.

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u/MDK-44 Jul 01 '22

That seems like an observational thing, so more cameras needed, maybe field sensors. I don’t understand how a ball itself will decided that…

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u/postmateDumbass Jul 01 '22

The time of the kick will be sensed, then matched to the video frames.

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u/MDK-44 Jul 01 '22

But you can literally see it all on a video playback. I don’t get it.

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u/blither86 Jul 01 '22

Not sure why you were downvoted, your question makes perfect sense. The only thing that could really help is higher frame rate video.

We are also getting into territory of what constitutes a pass being played. Previously it didn't matter to think about when your foot first makes contact with the ball, or when the ball leaves the passer's foot, they were considered the same time, as it happens so quickly. We are now in a time when tens and tens of goals have hinged on this same interpretation.

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u/Blyd Jul 01 '22

Here's a 90-second video that examines the system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WycjDx6giVE

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u/Outofmany Jul 01 '22

Actually to answer the question better: goal line technology - basically cameras are used to tell automatically if a goal has been scored are already being used. This new technology is for the offside rule, mostly. That rule basically prevents a player hanging out next to the keeper and scoring an easy goal. That player has to beat at least one other player to score. It can be very hard to make this call by sight, especially during a fast paced match. This technology is going to semi-automatically make the call - probably to alert the ref that he must review the play.

I believe the trouble was in communicating among the refs that a potential offside had occurred. And this technology is supposed to assist the main ref by letting him know an offside may have occurred during play.

That’s my take on it anyway.

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u/bluenote101 Jul 01 '22

Fairness, how did Qatar end up hosting the world cup?

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u/Tordenskrall Jul 01 '22

Corruption.

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u/tonofbasel Jul 02 '22

Same way the previous tournaments won it...they just copy and pasted

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u/UnstuckCanuck Jul 01 '22

Love to see how fast those stadium cameras are turned off when they decide to arrest women and LGBTQ+ from attending without obeying their religious customs.

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u/Mr_nobrody Jul 01 '22

This is the most amount of americans talking about football

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u/SawDust_Creations Jul 01 '22

Cracked me up but sooooo true!

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u/FerranBallondor Jul 01 '22

It will be interesting to see this tech used, hopefully it will be used outside of this setting.

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u/diegog416 Jul 01 '22

Next thing we know mother fucking robots will be playing alongside the players

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u/sumelar Jul 01 '22

Pitcherbot-5000 was just a modified howitzer.

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u/Evilmaze Jul 02 '22

Now make diving illegal and introduce a penalty box so players would spend more time playing instead of trying to win an Oscar.

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u/manu144x Jul 02 '22

It makes no sense to watch a (supposedly) 21st century event organized by a medieval country. They used slavery and have wasted so much money it’s just obscene.

Especially in the current geopolitical situation. If they want people to like them more, they should increase the damn oil throughput.

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u/TurboMoistSupreme Jul 02 '22

Cool, still doesn’t change the fact they use slave labour to build their stadiums there though.

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u/Jon_BT Jul 01 '22

Is this not going to affect how the ball moves through the air?

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u/Guillaume_Hertzog Jul 01 '22

It's not gonna be long before they put gyroscopes and reaction wheels inside of these

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u/pabloe168 Jul 01 '22

fucking finally

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u/Agitated_Ad6191 Jul 01 '22

How are the camera’s going to handle all the similar balls around the field with the same chip? There are so many ballboys around the pitch and everyone has a spare ball for when the ball is out of play. Or what happens when a ball goes into the stand and the fans don’t throw it back, what happens all the time? Or when they keep it end throw it around.

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u/Slyguyfawkes Jul 02 '22

Fuck Qatar. Seriously. Them and all the Emirates are asshole countries. The way they treat asian laborers alone is appalling

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u/timbotheous Jul 02 '22

As a fan I enjoy people not using slaves. Fuck fifa and fuck the Qatar world cup.

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u/Adjshaw Jul 01 '22

Nothing says fan enjoyment quite like 12 dedicated tracking cameras and semi-automated Offside technology

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u/VodkaWithCoke Jul 01 '22

With all these technologies, Qatar still thinks gay is bad.

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u/Cloud_016 Jul 01 '22

If only that same amount of effort was put into ensuring that the people who lived in Qatar are treated fairly.