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European Football Championship: The technology behind the ball

The European Football Championship starts on 11 June. It is a special tournament: it was supposed to take place in 2020, but had to be postponed because of the pandemic. For the first time, it will not take place in one or two host countries, but in eleven cities across the continent. And finally, there will be spectators in the stadiums, but probably significantly fewer than at "normal" times.

Until 11 July, the 24 qualified national teams will play out the new European champion. The defending champion is Portugal. One of the eleven cities which host the matches is Munich. The group matches of Jogi Löw's team and a quarter-final will take place here. The final will be in London.

We take this as an opportunity to once again draw attention to our website "Football and Technology". Here the football fan will find all the developments and inventions that have accompanied the beautiful game from the very beginning and have taken it further - from the first ball bubble to the screw-in studs, from the early whistle to the VAR (in German only).

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Last updated: 8 September 2021 

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