VIDEO: Benfica's 360° training room is actually kind of awesome
After stubbornly refusing to get its head out of the sand, football finally seems to be embracing technology.
Goal-line technology is making referees' lives a lot easier in the Premier League but Benfica have taken the potential positives of high-tech football to the next level with their 360° individual training facility.
This video shows some members of Benfica's B team showing off the amazing machinery available to them to improve their personal performance.
The room includes an automated ball-boy system that fires the ball to your feet so that they can perfect their first-touch.
Targets then appear panoramically that the players must attempt to hit while sensors measure the power and accuracy with which they strike the football.
Somehow we can't see oldschoolers Neil Warnock or Harry Redknapp taking the system to the Premier League but we love it.