FIFA has unveiled a ground-breaking new set of design standards for football pitch corner flags.
The sport’s governing body said the new design was the biggest innovation in football since the invention of goal scoring and made everything else seem irrelevant.
A spokesman said: “We’ve raised the height of the flags by two centimetres. I’ll just let that sink in for a moment.
“These new flags will allow for a more flowing, attacking game and will give the fans what they really want – more corners.”
Fifa said that although the flag poles were taller, new technology meant they are ten percent lighter which, in turn, will make them 15 percent bendier.
The spokesman added: “Bendier flagpoles will make corners even more thrilling. It’s all just incredibly exciting.”
The new poles will be made by Qatari Flags and Bunting at its factory in Volgograd.