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VIDEO: Technological progress one of the secrets behind German success


Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich have proved that the German Bundesliga is on the rise and possibly on the verge to become the best league in the world. German football is bearing fruits of structured planning, a revamped youth development programme, operating efficiency and… technological progress!

Borussia Dortmund for example is the first professional club using a revolutionary device called “Footbonaut”. The “Footbonaut” used by Borussia Dortmund comprises a ball-feeding machine erected on a 14 metre square grid. The player takes his place in a centre circle and the ball is fed randomly to him at a variety of heights and angles, while he has to target one of the 72 “goals” within the cube.

The “Footbonaut” can be controlled with a smartphone and tablets.

Just have a look at the video clips to get a proper idea of the “Footbonaut”…