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World Cup Poster

This will be the first World Cup with Goal-Line Technology!

14 cameras will be set up around the rim of each host stadium – 7 cameras per goal. They are connected to a central mainframe computer which analyses each shot on goal. When the match ball crosses the goal line, the referee will feel a vibration and receive a visual sign stating “goal”.

Most Expensive Ever

The costs so far are $16 billion – making it more expensive than the last two World Cups together. The costs include stadiums, transport and security.

Other firsts are:

  • Bosnia & Herzegovina qualifying for the first time
  • Germany to play their 100th World Cup Match
  • England and Italy play each other for the first time
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