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Posted On: 9 June 2022 10:17 am
Updated On: 9 June 2022 10:48 am

World Cup Qatar 2022 may have Robot Linesman

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In a report by The Sports Grail, FIFA's President, Gianni Infantino, is "eager to implement the 'semi-automated offside' system for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

The system utilises ten cameras to track the 29 body points of each player. It was tested during the Club World Cup and the Arab Cup, hosted in four of Doha’s eight World Cup venues. FIFA is still planning to use “robot linesmen” at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

The report mentioned that with all indications that the technology works, resulting in considerably faster offside calls than the current VAR line-led system, world chiefs are expected to provide an update at the postponed annual meeting of the legislation International FA Board.

FIFA is expected to be ready to declare that there are no barriers to the complete implementation of the technology. And if used, "England’s first game against Iran on November 21 will be only the second time the technology is used."

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Source: The Sports Grail
Cover image credit: Gulf Times