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This is how the semi-automatic offside debuting in the Super Cup and Champions League works

This Wednesday UEFA announced that the semi-automatic offside, a technical device designed to make referee’s decisions more reliable, will be used in the European Super Cup (Real Madrid-Eintracht Frankfurt) on 10 August and the group stage. will be done in Champions League. It should be remembered that in early July, fifa announced that he would put this system into practice Qatar World Cup Which is starting from 21st November. This tool allows players to position and position the ball at all times, facilitating the stopping of offside plays, without changing the referee’s judgment.

“This innovative system will allow teams was “Set offside positions early and with greater accuracy, thus improving the development of the game and the consistency of decisions,” said Roberto Rossetti, head of referees at UEFA. “The new system will work thanks to specialized cameras capable of following up to 29 different body points per player”specified the European body in a statement, saying it had conducted 188 tests since 2020.

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“The system is ready to be used in official matches and applied to every Champions League venue,” Roberto Rossetti confirmed.

The Semi-Automatic Offside Technique Used In The Qatar 2022 World Cup (Photo: Fifa)

The semi-automatic offside technique used in the Qatar 2022 World Cup (Photo: FIFA)

The new offside detection system depends on Three technical factors:

– The first is a sensor called inertial measurement unitThe official competition ball, manufactured by Adidas, is located inside Al Rihla. Device The VAR sends data to the room 500 times per second when a player touches the ball.

– There is a system of the second 12 cameras installed under the roof of every stadium, They have been developed to track the ball and players locate 29 specific points on the body that count towards the offside. All this information is sent 50 times per second and is used to calculate the exact position of the players in the match.

The third factor is that Camera and ball data is processed by AI, Which will send an alert to the VAR when the advanced status is detected.

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Worth noting is that the new offside detection technology will not only alert VAR. Too will generate 3D animations that represent the game and will be displayed on the screens of stadiums, As well as on television channels. This would be similar to a system that measures whether the ball has completely crossed the goal line to confirm a goal. In any case, sanctions are not automatic, as the video assistant referee will analyze the situation and notify those on the field of play. The final decision will be in the hands of the referee and his assistants.

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