The FIFA World Cup is always a stage for the latest and greatest in technology, and the 2022 edition in Qatar is set to be no different. For the first time in World Cup history, semi-automated technology will be used to help make offside decisions.
This new system, which is currently being trialled in some domestic leagues around the world, uses a combination of sensors and cameras to track the position of players on the pitch. When an offside decision needs to be made, the system can quickly and accurately determine whether or not a player was in an offside position.
While this technology is not yet perfect, it is a major step forward from the current system of relying on human officials to make these decisions. Semi-automated technology will help to make the game fairer and more accurate, and is sure to be a major talking point during the 2022 World Cup.
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