During the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the referees’ job will be made easier with the help of a number of high-tech gadgets.
Fourteen cameras — seven on each goal — and a mainframe computer will help referees decide whether a goal is good or not, thus saving a lot of arguments and complaints.
If a goal is scored in less than a second, the referee will feel a vibration from a special watch they will be wearing and receive a display message of “Goal”, according to blogger artois52.
Another technological innovation, making its first World Cup appearance in Brazil, will be a can of vanishing spray paint. The referee will use it to mark the spot from which a free kick is to be taken and also to draw a ’10-yard line” which is the closest that the defending team can get to the ball when defending against a free kick. The spray paint will last for just one minute before it disappears.
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