Offside detection technology is on track to be utilized for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and it could be in use in the Premier League by 2023.
The Hawk-Eye technology employs cameras to watch the movement of the ball and players in order to identify whether a player is onside or offside when a pass is made. It will begin as a semi-automated system that sends a message to the video assistant referee (VAR), who will then determine if the offside player was interfering with play.
However, in the long run, the technology may allow referees on the field to be told quickly whether or not a player is offside. This season, Hawk-Eye has conducted non-live tests of its technology at the stadiums of Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Manchester City, the Premier League’s four Champions League representatives.
With just over a year until the World Cup, the business has told FIFA that the technology is’ready to go,’ according to The Times.
FIFA must authorize the deployment of automated offside technology, which might be used at the FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates in February, a competition in which Chelsea will compete. The technology might be adopted in the Premier League before the start of the 2023-24 season, according to referees’ bosses.
Source: Daily Mail