To celebrate the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, we’ve compiled some of the most intriguing and visually stunning football pitches from around the world. From high above sea level nestled in the Swiss Alps to the world’s largest floating field in Singapore, take a look at some of the most intriguing pitches and their accompanying vistas. Game on!
Also, watch how artificial intelligence is learning to project a 3D football match on a flat surface like a kitchen table. We might soon be able to watch live broadcasts other than on a TV, mobile device or tablet. A neural network analyzed 12,000 two-dimensional images of players from the FIFA video game series along with corresponding 3D data from a game engine. Players were superimposed on a virtual soccer field allowing the game to be viewed at a variety of angles in 3D.