Another contentious matter can now be settled once and for all: who scored the most “powerful” goal. Given the importance of technology and the rising demand for data, 2022 FIFA World Cup QatarTM. Al Rihla, the adidas official match ball for Qatar 2022TM with connected ball technology, has an inertial measurement unit (IMU) built into the centre of the ball.
This sensor, which sends ball data to the video operation room 500 times per second, allows for extremely accurate kick point detection. With the aid of this technology, it is also possible to determine the shot’s speed, spin, and the distance the ball travelled before landing in the goal. The top goal from the Group Stage and Round of 16 combined is currently Luis Chavez’s spectacular free-kick, which helped Mexico defeat Saudi Arabia 2-1 on November 30.
The goal was 29.19 m away at the maximum speed of 121.69 km/h. The centre of the goal is not along its flight path, but rather where the distance to it is measured in a straight line. Ritsu Dan’s 120.04 km/h strike for Japan from just outside the box to tie the score against Spain is currently the fastest shot to result in a goal. Third-placed goal for Germany came from Niclas Füllkrug against La Roja.
Average spin rate for the fastest shots ranges from 1.46 rps to 6.21 rps, which shows a significant variation in this new metric as well. Kane’s shot had the lowest spin rate (1.46 rps) in this ranking. Hakim Ziyech of Morocco is in the lead for goals scored by “distance travelled.”
At a distance of 32.85 metres from the goal, he scored against Canada in the fourth minute of the group stage match. The adidas Al Rihla is the company’s fourteenth FIFA World CupTM ball.