Thu. Dec 8th, 2022

AL RAYYAN, Doha, Nov 18 (Reuters) – VAR offside choices might be faster and extra correct on the World Cup after the introduction of latest expertise developed by FIFA during the last three years, referees chief Pierluigi Collina mentioned on Friday.

The “semi-automatic offside expertise” will rule on even the tightest offside choices extra rapidly than beneath the earlier system and a 3D animated rendering of the incident might be broadcast for followers within the stadium and on TV.

“(It) provides us the likelihood to be sooner and extra correct when it comes to choices about offside,” Collina informed reporters in a briefing forward of the event.

“Simply to be clear, being sooner doesn’t imply we could have instantaneous evaluation of offside. Will probably be lower than now, actually, however we can’t have a solution one-second, or principally dwell.

“One factor I wish to underline is the ultimate determination all the time belongs to the match official — on the VAR, the video assistant referee, on the sector of play, to the referee.”

Twelve cameras in every stadium will monitor 29 factors on the physique of every participant and a sensor contained in the match ball will ship information to the VAR operations room 500 occasions a second to permit a extremely correct evaluation of when the cross was performed.

The brand new expertise has already been tried out at two FIFA tournaments and in take a look at matches in any respect the stadiums internet hosting matches on the World Cup.

“We analysed the info and the end result was very constructive,” mentioned Johannes Holzmueller, FIFA’s director of expertise and innovation.

Soccer Soccer – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – Referees Media Briefing – Most important Media Middle, Doha, Qatar – November 18, 2022 Chairman of the FIFA referees committee, Pierluigi Collina through the briefing REUTERS/John Sibley

“It is essentially the most correct supporting offside device for the time being.”

Holzmueller mentioned the earlier offside expertise could be obtainable in Qatar however solely as a back-up.

Collina mentioned his workforce had briefed all 32 workforce coaches at two workshops and visited every of the workforce camps to strengthen their message to gamers.

Referees had been instructed to sanction something that might endanger the well being of one other participant with pink playing cards, together with elbows to the face, studs up tackles and dangerously excessive ft.

“Listed below are introduced one of the best gamers on this planet,” Collina mentioned. “It could be a disgrace if a few of these gamers could be unable to play due to an damage brought on by an opponent.

“So the primary message we went via was to guard the security of the gamers. One thing that will endanger the security of an opponent, gamers and coaches ought to anticipate… a pink card.”

Simulation, though much less well-liked than earlier than the appearance of VAR, would proceed to be punished, as would dissent, the Italian added.

Collina mentioned FIFA have been notably eager to make sure as a lot taking part in time as doable so referees had been instructed to precisely time stoppages and add minutes to the tip of a half.

“That is nothing new,” he mentioned. “(On the final World Cup) in Russia, it turned fairly regular for the fourth official to indicate the board with seven, eight, 9 minutes on it.”

Reporting by Nick Mulvenney, enhancing by Christian Radnedge

Our Requirements: The Thomson Reuters Belief Ideas.

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