Automated offside system ready to be used at Qatar 2022 World Cup


Hawk-Eye has confirmed to FIFA that their new offsides technology is ready for use at the Qatar 2022 World Cup. It was reported last year that such technology should be available early in the tournament in Qatar.

The Times reports that FIFA will present the results and findings of a meeting with the International FA Board’s (IFAB) technical and football panel on Wednesday.

The new system works by sending an automatic message to the VAR, which will be able to judge if an offside player is interfering with the game.

Cameras and computers track players and the ball, and artificial intelligence will be able to determine if a player is offside at any time the ball has been kicked.

The Hawk-Eye have held technical tests in England this season, using skeletal tracking in place of four Premier League teams running in the Champions League.

Even before the next World Cup, Hawk-Eye believes the technology will be able to be used for a ‘dry run’ at the 2022 FIFA Club World Cup at the United Arab Emirates next February, making Chelsea the first English team to be sued. system.

The technology could be used in Serie A in the second half of this season as the technology is now available in all 20 Italian clubs. However, the report says it is unlikely to be available for use in the Premier League until the 2023/24 campaign.

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