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Football and technology

A football in a stadium

The technology behind the ball

Soccer is the number one popular sport in many countries around the world, but very little has been published about its technical development. Yet there is a wealth of inventions and a long history of technology behind the "beautiful game". On our pages on "Football and Technology" you will find all the developments and inventions that have accompanied and advanced the beautiful game from the very beginning - from the first ball bubble to the screw stud, from the early whistle to the video referee.

This DPMA presentation was first published for the 2006 World Cup. Since then, it has been repeatedly updated and brought up to date with the latest technology.

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Last updated: 18 November 2022