FIFA to Implement Offside Limb-Tracking at Arab Cup

Published Dec 02 2021 at 8:24 AM GMT
  • Building on top of VAR, FIFA is now introducing a new "semi-automated" limb-tracking technology that'll help referees determine whether a player was offside.
  • According to FIFA, the new system relies on a series of 10 to 12 cameras installed under the roof of each stadium.
  • Together, the cameras can collect an incredible 29 data points 50 times per second per player, and once it determines that a player has been caught offside by tracking their limbs at the very moment a pass is made, the system will automatically alert to replay operator, who will then review the footage and communicate with the referee.
  • FIFA plans on introducing the technology at the upcoming Arab Cup, and if successful, will bring it through to the 2022 Qatar World Cup as well.
  • Technology is very important and useful in both the pre-match preparation and the decision-making process during matches," said FIFA's chief refereeing officer Pierluigi Collina in a statement.



  • Published Dec 2, 2021 8:24 AM GMT