Advert

Switzerland Goalkeepers Are Wearing Special 'Performance Enhancing' Sunglasses In Training At Euros

Published 
| Last updated 

Switzerland Goalkeepers Are Wearing Special 'Performance Enhancing' Sunglasses In Training At Euros

The secret behind Yann Sommer's penalty heroics for Switzerland in their European Championship upset of world champions France might just be a pair of performing-enhancing sunglasses.

Swiss goalkeepers Yann Sommer, Jonas Omlin, Gregor Kobel and Yvon Mvogo have all been spotted wearing the VisionUp glasses in a number of training sessions during the tournament.

The battery-powered eyewear, created by Japanese company VisionUp, has an adjustable shutter speed which helps improve brain processing speed and visual ability.

Advert

Basically, the glasses create a slow-mo effect to improve a wide array of visual skills - and it's clearly working for the likes of Sommer, who has been outstanding throughout this summer's tournament.

The VisionUp website says: "You can easily improve brain processing speed and visual ability, such as kinetic visual acuity, dynamic visual acuity, peripheral vision, depth perception and hand-eye coordination,"

"You can thus obtain better athletic performance. VisionUp are useful not only to athletes but also young or elderly people."

Advert

You can see a clip of Sommer and his Swiss teammates using the glasses below in a fascinating training session.

Sommer produced a superb diving save to deny Kylian Mbappe in a tense penalty shootout as the Swiss overcome the odds to beat tournament favourites France.

Vladimir Petkovic's side, who managed to progress from Group A after picking up four points against Wales and Turkey, will now play Spain in a historic quarter-final clash on Friday at 5pm.

Advert

Do you think they can do it again?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: VLADIATOR/YouTube

Topics: Football, Kylian Mbappe, Spain, France, Switzerland

Jack Kenmare
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Football

The 10 Best Central Midfielders In World Football Revealed, N'Golo Kante Only Ranks 7th

39 minutes ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Football

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Showed Shades Of Jose Mourinho With Furious Touchline Reaction After West Ham's Injury-Time Penalty

a day ago