FIFA World Cup 2022: FIFA Unveils New Ball For Finals And Semi-Finals
By Babita Singh
The Qatar World Cup semifinals and championship games will use a new ball that Fifa has announced.
Al Hilm, which translates to "The Dream," will replace Al Rihla, or "The Journey," as the official World Cup ball.
Al Rihla's technology will be included inside the ball to assist officials in their judgements.
In the semifinal match between Argentina and Croatia, Al Hilm will make its debut.
Fifa released the statement: "Al Hilm incorporates the same groundbreaking adidas
'Connected Ball' technology as Al Rihla."
According to Fifa, this technology has been "invaluable" in assisting match officials at 2018 World Cup in making quicker a
nd more accurate judgements.
According to Fifa, this technology has been "invaluable" in assisting match officials at 2018 World Cup in making quicker and more accurate judgements.
Offside rulings can now be determined more rapidly since officials can now observe the precise instant the ball was played forward.
In Portugal's victory over Uruguay, the ball also played a role in determining whether Cristiano Ronaldo had touched Bruno Fernande
Despite his dramatic celebrations, Ronaldo wasn't credited with the winning touch, according to the sensor within the ball.