How to spot the diamond equipment that’s being used on the field
In football, it’s easy to see that diamond gear is used for almost every conceivable purpose.
It’s been used to set a new goalpost, the end zone, or to mark the ball to be tackled.
But it’s also been used for a lot more than that.
For example, in 2014 the German national team used it to mark their first World Cup qualifier.
“It’s the best piece of equipment, because it’s the diamond in the field,” says Philipp Riedel, who was in charge of the team’s diamond technology.
“You don’t want it to be used for anything other than marking the goalposts.”
In addition to the ball being marked, it can be used to mark other parts of the pitch.
For instance, when Germany played France in the 2015 World Cup final, they used the diamond to mark an imaginary line.
It was the same technique used by the Netherlands during their Euro 2016 qualifying match against Slovakia last year.
The diamond technology has also been in use by the world’s top footballers in recent years, such as Messi, Neymar, and Gareth Bale.
In 2018, the world record holder for the most consecutive World Cup appearances was Cristiano Ronaldo, who won the tournament in 2014.
However, the best players in the world are now also the most diamond-weary.
Ronaldo has played in less than 100 matches in his career, while the world number one has played almost 3,000 games.
“I have never been so tired as to be worn out from playing,” Ronaldo said after the 2018 World Cup.
“When I wear out, I’m worn out.”
This year, the European champions are also using a diamond technique to mark a goal line.
The European champions have used a diamond technology to mark another imaginary line during their 2018 European Championship match against Borussia Dortmund.
“In the World Cup, it is the best,” says former England striker Jamie Carragher.
“The diamond is a very good idea.
The more you use it, the better it is.”
The World Cup is a great opportunity to learn about the diamonds technology The World’s leading diamond technology experts have been working hard to bring the diamond technology into the mainstream and to give players more of an understanding of how it works.
In this documentary, they show us how a diamond-shaped device can be turned into a marker.
We’ll also find out what it’s like to wear it on your shoulder during a football match.
Listen to more: Watch the full programme Watch more: This is the first time a documentary about diamond technology is being made in the UK, and the BBC has been working with the Diamonds International, which is the official supplier of diamond technology in the United Kingdom, to make sure this story gets the attention it deserves.
“We are thrilled that this is the BBC’s first international documentary,” says Tom Daley, director of Diamonds, who is also a World Cup winner.
“This is an amazing project and the story of the diamond is well-documented, so we’re very grateful to be part of it.”
Watch the BBC documentary below