Sun Ray for soccer: France vs. Ireland illegal goal
By unixman on Nov 20, 2009
Yestday's world cup qualifier soccer match between Ireland and France sure ended with quite a stir, particularly due to the 1986 Maradona-like handling of the ball by one of France's strikers that gave France a 2-1 lead over Ireland. The striker actually admits to having instinctively handled the ball in the penalty area and it is FIFA's inflexibility to leverage the available technology that's most interesting and disappointing to soccer fans like myself. Read the full story on Yahoo... How difficult would it be to have a thin client like a Sun Ray placed behind every goalie's net, allowing a referee to watch an instant replay with the use of their smart card right then and there? Maybe it will take a few years, but it is surely something that could easily be accomplished today. Sad that it will take process and people to let a ready product be useful in securely and cost-efficiently replaying what actually transpires. A loss for many sports fans until it does happen.