Uefa, green light for semi-automatic offside technology

(ANSA) – ROME, AUGUST 03 – The “semi-automatic offside technology” will be used by this season’s Champions League group stage and next week’s Super Cup. This was announced by UEFA.

This is the optical tracking system tested at the Club World Cup last February in Abu Dhabi and last year’s Arab Cup. Fifa has recently confirmed that it will be used during the World Cup in Qatar and now Uefa ‘aligns’.

The “limb tracking technology” is data-driven and uses specific cameras positioned throughout the stadium to provide the exact position of players on the pitch, giving match officials accurate information in seconds. These specialized cameras allow the system to generate 29 ‘body points’ per player. “This innovative system will allow Var staff to determine offside situations quickly and accurately, improving the flow of play and consistency of decisions,” explained Roberto Rosetti, UEFA’s chief referee.

The European football confederation said that 188 tests have been conducted since 2020, and now “the system is ready to be used in official matches and implemented in every venue of the Champions League,” Rosetti said.

Now “semi-automatic offside technology” will be introduced to Europe for the first time at the European Super Cup match between Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday 10 in Helsinki. (HANDLE).

Source: Ansa

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