Technology as the basis for the new football

As a result of the pandemic suffered throughout the year 2020 that deprived thousands of fans to go to the stadiums, LaLiga began to implement new technologies to achieve a greater audiovisual experience. Within the audiovisual structuring that La Liga has developed, the use of the most developed technology, artificial intelligence and the machine learning method are the three pillars on which its project is based.

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Is a video game capable of simulating real football?

Every football fan would like to achieve the dream of becoming an elite football player. However, not everyone can despite their best efforts. It used to be much more complicated, but today’s technology and the game´s makers  have reached a level of simulation that allows fans to experience what it feels like to be in the public eye and when your play is vital to winning a major title for your team. 

Videogames and sport: enemies or partners?

Videogames and sport: enemies or partners? – LabHipermedia


While it is true that football is a very complex sport to reflect in a video game, simulation has been a recurring theme in every generation, and has thus been constantly evolving as systems have become more powerful and have allowed representations of the sport and the players to become closer to reality.

As the years went by, the competitiveness grew and so did the experience of the game itself, but the real explosion in innovation was the arrival of the internet in the world of video games, with the possibility of being able to play matches against other players from all over the world, regardless of their place of origin.

Usually, simulators represent the sport realistically and in real time, although there are also video games with alternative representations of football such as penalty games and referee and manager simulators, among others. 

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Instant Replay, the refereeing assistance technology in basketball

Arbitration technology has been establishing itself in the sports world in recent times. The figure of the collegiate has been able to have the help of complementary systems that have allowed them to correct possible mistakes in the performance of their task. Surely, the level of excellence has not been reached when it comes to using this type of assistance -the controversy regarding this issue continues to be constant- but over time its use is being perfected.

We can verify that because in most of the sports that we see they have incorporated such a tool.

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The dark side of streaming

Twitch is nicelly thought and set as broadcasting audiovisual content in a social environment platform. However, an essential element must be added to the equation for making it work, one that always develop itself in a heterogeneous way: the human being. And like any other facet of life, everything that surrounds the human being has both its positive and negative sides.

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Women and refereeing in the major leagues

The role of women in sport has always been somewhat relegated compared to that of men, and this is also reflected in refereeing. It has not been an easy road to travel so that, nowadays, we can see more and more women refereeing. Despite all the progress and achievements made in recent years, there is still a big difference in the number of male and female referees. Even in high-level women’s competitions it is difficult to see female referees.

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Digital stadiums, a freshly football experience

Stadiums are the meeting point for thousands of fans and supporters. These are the history hosters of football teams. Technological advances have boosted the digitalization of many European sports facilities: going to the stadium to watch a soccer match of your team is no longer just about enjoying the live broadcast, but also about enhancing the spectator’s experience inside the stadium.

«Stadiums have a soul, and they are the heart of the teams. And from their stands come the heartbeat that keeps clubs alive both sentimentally and financially». This quote from the professor of Sports Facilities Management, Javier Doña, describes the importance of stadiums for a club, as they are the mainstay on which it is built.

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Hypermotion, the great gamer improvement by FIFA 22

Increasingly, video games simulate a closer reality. Regarding the virtual world, Research and improvement are boomed in this area. Putting investors faith on the industry and ambitious projects can be carried out as a result of e-sports growing phenomenon. One of the leading games is FIFA: A football simulator that works so it could still be the best sports video game.

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The return of Virginia Torrecilla

Recently, football world has talked a lot about Virginia Torrecilla. The reason has been her return to the pitch after overcoming a cerebral tumour diagnosed in 2020. Undoubtedly, a great achievement for her and for all Spanish women’s football. Although in her return her team, Atlético de Madrid, did not get the victory, neither her nor her teammates were not smiling, and that is why we wanted to pay a small tribute to her.

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