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Japan Promises High-Tech 2022 World Cup

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Aiming to dazzle FIFA with modern magic, Japan said Wednesday (Dec. 1) that if it hosts the World Cup in 2022 it will beam games to stadiums around the planet using revolutionary 3-D technology.

The broadcasts will make it seem as though players are rising out of the ground, almost holographically. The soccer action in Japan would be filmed using hundreds of cameras and be broadcast to screens that will be laid flat on the fields of iconic locations like Wembley Stadium in London or the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.

The 3-D images will protrude from the ground, making it seem to fans that they are witnessing the real game. "The idea of this technology blows my mind," Kohzo Tashima, the CEO of the Japanese bid, said in its presentation to the executive committee of FIFA.

From The Associated Press
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