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4:00 PM May 15, 2018
In one month Neymar, one of the world’s greatest footballers, will step out with his Brazilian teammates onto the turf at the Rostov Arena in Russia to face Switzerland in their first game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The team will be dressed in its distinctive canary-yellow strip. Underneath, each player will also wear a black vest with a tracking device slotted into a pouch between the shoulder blades. Called Apex, this tiny black computer contains sensors that transmit data about players' performance in real time. This GPS tracking technology is helping footballers win games. To discover how, click on the link in our bio. Image: Getty #FIFA #WorldCup #GPStracking

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