The Evolution Of The Soccer Ball, Wesley Sneijder Scores Insane Practice Goal, And World Cup Goal-Line Tech

  • Jake O'Donnell

This year’s World Cup ball, the Adidas Brazuca, retails for $160, which is a lot considering it’s basically made out of plastic. The original balls looked more like designer bowling ball bags — which can cost over $1,000. Watch how they’ve changed from the 1930 Uruguay World Cup up to present day…

It actual “kicking the ball news,” Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder discovered that not only do you not have to look at the goal to score, but you don’t even have to look at the ball. Not sure what to call this move, but it’s ridiculous that he places it in the opposite corner past a National Team goalkeeper.

Finally, the best news to hit soccer since the advent of the shinguard: Goal Control. In case you weren’t aware (or forgot like us), the 2014 World Cup will be the first legitimate soccer tournament to utilize 20th century sensor technology to…(drumroll)…confirm when a goal is scored.

Crazy, we know. Here’s how that’ll work…

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