The FIFA Qatar World Cup ball will have a new implementation
Finally, FIFA President Gianni Infantino referred to the new technology:
“We are very proud of this work and we look forward to the 2022 FIFA World Cup seeing the advantages of this technology.
FIFA is determined to take advantage of technological advances to improve football at all levels.”
FIFA announced that during the Qatar 2022 World Cup it will use semi-automated technology and artificial intelligence for the detection of offside, with the aim of speeding up and having accurate results when making decisions
To determine the off side, one of the keys will be in the ball, since it will have an inertial measurement unit -IMU, for its acronym in English-, which will send a data packet 500 times per second to the video room, which will allow to detect with absolute precision the exact moment in which it is hit.