At this year’s FIFA World Cup, a semi-automated offside technology will be introduced that alerts the referee faster and is more accurate.
FIFA announced this on its own Locations Friday.
Based on the video assistant referee
The new technology is a further development of VAR (Video Assistant Referee) which has been implemented in world football in recent years and will make it easier for the VAR bus to contact the referee with more accurate images of the offside situation.
It is said that FIFA has been working on the project for the past three years.
During the 2018 World Cup, FIFA took a brave step by using VAR technology in the biggest stage. It has proven successful. FIFA President Gianni Infantino says the semi-automated stealth technology is a further development to that.
The technology uses 12 tracking cameras installed under the pitch to track the ball and up to 29 points on each player 50 times per second. In this way one should be able to calculate his exact position in the court. A chip is also inserted into the balls for it to work.
The 3D images on the stadium screens will make it easier for the audience and TV viewers to see the offside situation.
The technology has already been used during the 2021 Arab Cup and the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup. BBC It is estimated that the time taken to make a VAR decision has been reduced from 70 to about 25 seconds.
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