Technology is affecting the performance of sports, and no doubt, at this year's World Cup, it could be very different than most the world's ever seen.
The ball, called Jabulani, isn't stitched together but is thermally bonded. Its also the roundest ball ever created for a World Cup. The uniforms also, are specially designed by Adidas "TechFit" crisscrosses in the back to help a player increase vertical leap, speed, endurance and power from 0.8 to 4 percentage points through a match.
Is this some miracle solution? Even the boots are made 'smart'. They're light and contain something called Powerspine. Adidas says they promise the spine reduces the chance of an ACL injury. So I'm sort of buying into that. Check the video out.
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