Sport in 2050

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Sport 2050: 60-minute matches and rolling subs - a World Cup like no other?

Limited numbers of travelling fans, indoor stadiums and games at night when it's cooler - will the 2050 World Cup look a lot different to a "traditional" tournament as a result of climate change?

According to our imagined future, the answer is yes.

Here are some of the differences BBC Sport thinks we can expect when the 2050 tournament gets under way.

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Although games will take place in climate-controlled stadiums, training and transport challenges for each of the 24 qualifiers means larger, 40-man squads.

This allows for greater rotation and helps teams manage their rolling substitutions.

Rolling subs can now be made whenever a player's biometric readings from their active kits indicates they are approaching the 'red zone' in terms of heat or fatigue.

Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/56972365


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Another, related article:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/56972367
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