Updated On : 09 Jun, 2022
The substance was used for the first time at a professional level in Brazilian Championship, held in the year 2001.
(also termed as Vanishing Foam
), is an aerosolized
substance used by referees in a field, to provide a temporary foaming line marker
when a free kick
is taken. This has been specially designed to mark natural and artificial grass
. The substance was invented by Heine Allemagne
under the name "Spuni
" in 2000
which was patented in the year 2002
. The content was used for the first time in an international event at FIFA World Cup
, held in 2014
. Before this, the spray has been used in various League matches in Canada
and South America
- This substance helps in creating shared visibility for players, spectators, and referees.
- The foam sprayed remains visible only for few minutes (varying from 2 to 5 minutes) and thus gets perished.
- It helps in preventing any dispute regarding defensive wall location, thus ensuring fair play in the match.
- With the help of vanishing spray, referees can create a clear demarcation of the spot where the ball should be placed and where the defensive wall is to be set, while taking a free kick.
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