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World's first engine-driven "free kick" machine 'can beat Ronaldo'!

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London, January 26 (ANI): Japanese inventors have created a "free kick" machine that can smash a football faster than Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

The motorised behemoth can apparently hit football at speeds of over a hundred miles an hour.

"Cristiano Ronaldo kicks at about 130 kilometres per hour and this machine manages to get up over 200 kilometres per hour, so a new world record," Sky News quoted Charles Charles Postles, chairman of BP Castrol Japan, which created the machine, as saying.

It will now be demonstrated at sporting events across Japan this year in the run-up to the World Cup in South Africa.

However, actual football players won't use it in training for safety reasons. (ANI)

Story first published: Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 12:30 [IST]
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