FIFA approves semi-automatic offside for the 2022 Qatar World Cup
The new technology created uneasiness among the arbitration collective, mainly among the attendees, considering that it could lead to its disappearance.
“I know someone called it offside robot and it’s not like that.
Referees and assistants remain responsible for decisions on the pitch. Technology only provides them with valuable support to make more accurate and faster decisions, especially when the offside incident is very tight and very difficult,” Collina said.
FIFA has made it official on Friday that it will use, a new technology more precise and faster in decision-making to determine the offside.
“Semi-automatic offside technology will be used at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The system provides an automatic offside alert to the team of match referees via video.
3D animation improves communication with stadium fans and spectators,” world football’s governing body said in a statement.
The system has been successfully tested in the Arab Cup and in the last Club World Cup won by Chelsea in the United Arab Emirates.
The intention of the governing body of world football was to introduce it in the next World Cup in Qatar 2022.
“If it does not give many problems with the operation, we will see it in the next World Cup,” refereeing sources from the Spanish Football Federation told the media in February. The latest tests have also been satisfactory.