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World Cup 2022

Still doing everything they can to convince the world that Qatar is a feasible location for the 2022 World Cup, the Qatar Petrochemical Company created the world’s largest shirt – Guinness approved – for the bid. Because big @#$%ing shirts will quash the notion that Qatar is too hot and too small to host a World Cup all by its lonesome in the summer months.

Which is the type of logic we expect from the US bid.

What this achieves outside of absolutely nothing, no one knows, but the shirt was obviously and hilariously made in China.

49 days and counting until the decision on World Cups 2018 & 2022 is made, so the bid nations are releasing their details in a huff.

Well, Qatar and Japan are, anyway. They’re waging battle for a futuristic, mind-numbingly expensive Asian cup while the rest of the world sort of sits back and watches.

Japan has detailed some of the technology it has planned for the tournament in the above video, including: the holographic replication of players and scantily-clad dancers, automatic translators inspired by Star Trek and human flight.

Belgium versus Austria was so excellent it deserves after the fact cinema screening across the globe whilst being served by holographic models wearing nothing but a few pixels, something Japan is already scheming up for their latest World Cup 2022 techno leak. Double fours in the scoreline tells part of the story, but three of those goals came in the final ten, with Belgium also hitting the inside of the post, only for it to squib back in the box, and Jan Vertonghen managing to confound those with common sense the world over by launching himself into orbit with what… Continue reading

The glitz and glamor of the upcoming World Cup bid process has centered around Qatar and their aesthetically jaw-dropping, sweat-nullifying futuristic stadiums.

But the rumblings surrounding Japan’s proposed bid were the real prize; a treasure chest of possibilities which would not only spur the World Cup forward, but the very state of sport.

The details of their technological revolution are leaking, and to put it bluntly: it’s just stupidly good.CNet:

In its bid for the 2022 World Cup, Japan is proposing to shoot all of its games in 3D and then beaming them holographically onto 400 pitches around… Continue reading

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