The first free-kick goal of the tournament came in the 35th game: at Russia 2018 it had already happened in the opening match
It took a while, but it finally arrived: the first free-kick goal of the 2022 World Cup she was seen in Wales-Englandthe 35th race held, and brought the signature of Marcus Rashford. A few more details on the jewel of the Manchester United striker are provided by Adidas, thanks to the technology present in the ball Al Rihla. The same one that she had already helped confirm Cristiano Ronaldo’s missed touch on Bruno Fernandes’ cross in Portugal-Uruguay.
Thanks to the so-called Connected Ball Technology in fact we know that the ball kicked by Rasfhord, from the distance of 23.39 metersreached a maximum speed of 115.63 km/han average speed of 102 km/h and an average rotation of 6.21 rotations per second.
In recent days, the fact that a single goal had not yet been scored from direct free-kick after it had been assigned to Saiss the one on the joke of Sabiri in Belgium-Morocco. Someone, specifically Kieran Trippier of England, had also accused the ball itself: “When you kick it, it seems to fly away if you put too much power into it – his words -. Maybe it’s also our fault. We all train with this ball and we should learn to shoot, but in every competition is always different and we have to adapt.”
Indeed, the first goal from a free kick was long in coming compared to the previous editions: in Russia 2018, the telstar it took him only 94′ to inflate the net on a set piece. In that case he scored Golovin, who fixed the score at 5-0 between the hosts and Saudi Arabia in the opening match. Four years earlier, al Brazuca instead, 25 games were needed: Switzerland scored with Dzemaili, a goal that didn’t matter for the 5-2 final in favor of France in Group E. In 2010 it was Nigeria who were the first to take advantage of a free-kick to score with Jabulanseven if it was a network a bit random and from a very long distance: Kalu Uche in the match against Greece, after 20 games.