Soccer field-sized asteroid to pass Earth Thursday

Asteroid 2019 XS measures around 100 meters, just a bit smaller than a soccer field, per FIFA's regulations.

But unlike the soccer balls in Qatar, this asteroid won't score any goals on Earth.

An asteroid just slightly smaller than an average soccer field is set to pass by the Earth this Thursday

The asteroid has been designated 2019 XS, according to the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

The asteroid will pass by earth just days before the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, is close in size to the large grassy fields used in soccer matches

across the world. But unlike the soccer balls, this asteroid isn't likely going to score any goals on Earth.

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