FIFA World Cup 2022 will be a tournament of firsts. The biggest football competition on the planet will be played in Qatar from November to December this year, making it the first not to happen during the summer months, that’s due to the intense heat in Qatar during June and July. It will also be the first World Cup to be staged in the Arab world. This renewal will be the most-watched in history thanks to the increase in available live streaming apps as well as the most bet-on following a relaxation of the laws regarding betting in the United States and Canada. World Cup 2022 will be one for the history books.
In November, we’ll also see just how big a part technology plays in modern football. A raft of new and improved tech will be used at the competition. The beautiful game is about to be dragged into the 21st century with technology used to improve the game on the field of play and the fan experience from the stands and watching live worldwide.
In this article, we select some of our favourite pieces of technology to look out for in Qatar during the World Cup. Some will have more of an impact than others, and some will be far more controversial, but the latest technology used is just another example that sport can’t escape the impact of technology.
The tech that will have the most impact on fans is live streaming. There’s now no danger of missing the matches you care most about, as live streaming apps allow you to follow the play on your smartphone from anywhere. All you need is a reliable Wi-Fi connection or available data, and you can watch the big match live from the comfort of your own home, at work or whilst on the move. Technology brings the game to you.
The best live streams are offered by major online bookmakers, and the faster internet connection will come in handy for mobile viewers. The live streams are HD quality with expert commentary, exciting camera angles, stats, live scores from around the ground, predictions and even in-play betting odds. You can watch the match on your Android or iOS device and place bets on the game. The leading bookies keep many of their pre-match betting odds available to bet on throughout the 90 minutes, with odds and markets updated to reflect the score and flow of play.
The standout bookies even offer this service free of charge, allowing you to watch the match live from anywhere in the world without having to pay. Some sportsbooks require you to place a bet on the outcome of a match to watch the live stream for free, while others need you to have at least 0.50 in your available balance to view. It’s important to do your research to get the most generous deal from your bookie. That applies to looking for an app with the best live stream to searching for the best betting sites for cash out.
The innovative cooling technology that will be used at FIFA World Cup Qatar will ensure temperatures on the pitch and in the stands reaches and stays at an optimal 26 degrees. The tech used is 40% more sustainable and energy efficient than previously used cooling tech.
No matter how warm it is outside the stadium, everyone inside will be cooled by specially designed nozzles with the air supply cleaned and purified before it reaches the crowd. This will give spectators a comfortable experience and help keep players safe.
It’s every football fan’s nightmare, missing a goal while you are out of your seat purchasing food. But that won’t be an issue at Qatar 2022. Download the food app that will be available at stadiums, and you can order to your seat or an express pick-up point. This helps limit the amount of time you spend out of your seat and limits the chances of you missing any of the action. The app to look for is named Asaap and is a mobile-driven app created to enhance your experience at the stadium.
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