Automatic offside signaling starting from the World Cup in Qatar in 2022. This is what Arsène Wenger, the former Arsenal coach today responsible for the world development of football for Fifa, anticipates during a meeting held in Paris.
“There is a good chance that the offside will be automated in 2022 – explained Wenger who, however, does not give further clarifications on the matter -. I am bound to secrecy, but it will be the next of the great referees progress”.
The project of an automatic offside check had been in the works for some time, in the summer of 2020 Fifa announced that it was thinking of developing a “semi-automatic technology to signal offside”, to provide the Var with additional information that facilitate the referee’s decision.