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Euro 2024: Adidas Ball Technology To Enable Quicker Offside And Handball Calls


December 6, 2023

Uefa has said the ball that will be used at Euro 2024 will help produce faster offside and handball decisions.

The ‘Fussballliebe’ uses Adidas’ connected ball technology to send data in real time to officials.

Uefa says the ball will offer “unprecedented insight into every element of the movement of the ball, contributing to the video assistant referee (VAR) decision-making process.”

The technology knows when a touch has taken place, but not where on the body.

Officials will then use images from cameras, as they do now, to decide whether a handball has taken place.