London: Scientists believe that football can be played on the moon by 2035, and playing it on the lunar surface will be quite different from how it’s played on Earth.
Experts from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) have presented an intriguing project regarding football matches on the moon.
According to these experts, matches played on the moon will consist of two teams, each comprising five players, and the game will be played in 10-minute quarters. Players will have a 20-minute interval between quarters.
Scientists said that on the moon’s surface, players won’t wear traditional jerseys but rather heavy-duty space suits equipped with a cooling system.
The responsibility for overseeing the matches will not lie with a human but with virtual assistant referees closer to the action using a hologram referee patch, displaying virtual red and yellow cards.
Experts suggest that the duration of matches on the moon should be halved to ensure the safety of players. The 20-minute interval will help teams regroup and maintain the equipment.