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Thursday, 23rd September 2010
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Japan hopeful of securing 2022 World Cup

The boss of the Japan Football Association is hoping that new technologies could play an important part in ensuring the country hosts the 2022 World Cup. reports Junji Ogura believes that Japan will have the leading edge against the fellow bid countries of the USA, Australia, Qatar and South Korea.

Ideas for the high-tech tournament include the installation of 200 HD cameras around the pitch as well as a special device which will allow crowd members to instantly access facts and figures about players.

"If we demonstrate to Fifa that we can take the game further than ever before and that this is truly revolutionary we have a big chance," explained Mr Ogura.

He added that the new technology could also help to generate additional income for Fifa and could be paid for via sponsorship deals with providers.

Brazil will be the next country to host the World Cup in four years' time.

Written by Kimberley Homer.

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