December 1, 2022

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Thanks to the semi-automatic offside technique, fans feel like they are in the VAR room

Sensor in the ball, new offside technology

This World Cup takes the fan into the VAR room

In the 2018 World Cup, FIFA boldly used VAR technology for the first time. Now there is another novelty for Qatar 2022: semi-automatic stealth technology.

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The attacker will watch such a 3D animation at home in front of the TV or at the stadium: why and with what part of the body the attacker was offside by a few millimeters.

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Alan KoonsFootball reporter

Johannes Holzmuller, FIFA’s Director of Innovation and Technology, formulated the goal as follows: “We must make VAR faster and more accurate.”

When it came to the question of whether or not there was an offside, it worked. “So far, it has taken an average of 70 seconds to locate the offside,” says the Bavarian. Now this number should be reduced to an average of 25.