FIFA's new AI tech could stamp out painfully slow offside calls

Published Nov 29 2021 at 12:14 PM GMT
  • The offside rule is one of the most controversial and complex laws of soccer.
  • Due to the many factors involved, it's hard to judge an offside call accurately for referees in a blink of a second.
  • That's why FIFA, soccer's'governing body, other associations introduced an official position called the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) to review game-changing moments with the help of footage.
  • These included potential penalties, red-cards, and offside offenses.
  • While penalty and red card calls are largely subjective " even when they are being checked by VAR ' offside is an objective call that can be measured using players" relative…This story continues at The Next Web.



  • Published Nov 29, 2021 12:14 PM GMT