ADIDAS have revealed the official ball for next summer's Euro 2024 tournament in Germany.
Called the "Fussballliebe", the German manufacturer's latest effort features new technology that will change the way the game is officiated.
Premier League fans have grown tired of watching VARs drawing lines on a screen at Stockley Park.
But at next summer's Euros, semi-automated offsides will be used thanks in part to the Fussballliebe.
It will feature Connected Ball Technology, which enables quick semi-automated offside decisions.
Euro 2024 will mark the first time in the competition's long history that semi-automated offsides will be used.
READ MORE IN FOOTBALL
Prem set for change to VAR that would resolve controversial Newcastle goal
Get £40 in free bets when you stake £10 with Paddy Power
In addition, it's claimed that the ball will also assist in handball and penalty decisions.
While it can track stats such as ball speed and rotations.
Similar technology was used with success at last year's World Cup in Qatar.
The Premier League is set to adopt World Cup-style VAR next season.
Most read in Football
Unemployed ex-Man Utd ace De Gea ‘meets SECOND TIER side’ amid search for new club
MONEY MAN UTD
Man Utd takeover update as billionaire new investor buys one million shares
KEANE TO RETURN
Roy Keane tipped for sensational return to management after four years
LIONS JOIN LATE
Rashford and Phillips delay England arrivals after FIVE stars withdraw
FREE BETS – BEST BETTING OFFERS AND BONUSES NEW CUSTOMERS
Club bosses voted against semi-automated offsides last summer for the 2023-24 campaign.
The technology, which includes computer-generated 3D clips to illustrate offside decisions, has been deployed in Italy this season while it is also approved by LaLiga in Spain for use next term.
Adidas' ball has been developed by Munich-based Kinexon, while the Prem has a long-standing deal with Nike.
It's now expected that Kinexon will work with Nike to develop the technology in their ball for next season's Premier League campaign.
Source: Read Full Article