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FIFA World Cup: FIFA pledges advances in technology, VAR and offside decisions to be FASTER – Check Out

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FIFA World Cup: VAR offside decisions will be faster and more accurate at the World Cup following the introduction of new technology developed…

FIFA World Cup: VAR offside decisions will be faster and more accurate at the World Cup following the introduction of new technology developed by FIFA over the past three years, referee chief Pierluigi Collina said on Friday. Follow FIFA World Cup 2022 LIVE updates with Akashera.IN

FIFA World Cup: FIFA pledges advances in technology, VAR and offside decisions to be FASTER – Check out

That “semi-automatic offside technology” will decide even the tightest offside decisions more quickly than under the previous system, and a 3D animated replay of the incident will be broadcast to fans in the stadium and on television. “(It) gives us the ability to be quicker and more accurate in terms of offside decisions,” Collina told reporters in a pre-tournament briefing.

“Just to be clear, being faster does not mean that we will have an instant assessment of offside. It will certainly be less than now, but we cannot have an answer in a second or in principle live.

“One thing I would like to emphasize is that the final decision always belongs to the match referee – on VAR, the video assistant referee, on the pitch, to the referee.”

Twelve cameras in each stadium will track 29 points on the body of each player, and a sensor inside the match ball will send data to the VAR operations room 500 times a second to allow a very precise assessment of when the pass was played.

The new technology has already been tested at two FIFA tournaments and in test matches at all stadiums hosting matches at the World Cup.

FIFA World Cup: FIFA pledges advances in technology, VAR and offside decisions to be FASTER – Check out

“We analyzed the data and the result was very positive,” said Johannes Holzmueller, FIFA’s Director of Technology and Innovation.

“It’s the most accurate supporting offside tool at the moment.” Holzmueller said the former offside technology would be available in Qatar, but only as a backup.

Collina said his team had briefed all 32 team coaches in two workshops and visited each of the team camps to reinforce their message to the players.

Referees had been instructed to sanction anything that would endanger another player’s health with red cards, including elbows to the face, studs up tackles and dangerously high feet.

“The best players in the world are presented here,” Collina said. “It would be a shame if some of these players would be unable to play due to an injury caused by an opponent.

“So the first message we went through was to protect the safety of the players. Anything that can bring the safety of an opponent, players and coaches should expect… a red card.”

Simulation, although less popular than before the advent of VAR, would continue to be punished, as would dissent, the Italian added.

Collina said FIFA was particularly keen to ensure as much playing time as possible, so referees had been instructed to accurately stop time and add minutes to the end of a half.

“This is nothing new,” he said. “(At the last World Cup) in Russia, it became quite normal for the fourth official to show the board with seven, eight, nine minutes on it.”

FIFA World Cup: FIFA pledges advances in technology, VAR and offside decisions to be FASTER – Check out

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