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FIFA to introduce new match ball for remaining matches at World Cup

FIFA has concluded plans to replace their current match ball in the ongoing Qatar 2022 with a new model ball.

The new match ball introduced by Adidas will be used throughout remaining matches of the tournament beginning from the semis.

The Al Hilm, which replaced the Al Rihla, will be used in the semi-finals, third-place playoff and final of Qatar 2022.

As currently being witnessed in Qatar, there has been an advance to match ball with technology to assist in tracking and helping referee decisions.

The new ball, Al Hilm, will come with a gold base design and triangular pattern paying tribute to the deserts surrounding major host city Doha.

“Al Hilm represents a beacon of light on the power of sport and football to bring the world together,” Adidas general manager Nick Craggs said in a statement.

“Millions will tune in from almost every country around the globe, united by their passion for the game. We wish all teams involved in the final stages of the tournament the best of luck.”

The first semi final, billed for Tuesday will involve Croatia and Argentina while the second one which is scheduled for Wednesday will see Morroco taking on France.

The final of the world cup will hold on the 18th of December.

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