At FIFA, planning for the soccer World Cup in Qatar in 2022 is in full swing.
If development director Arsene Wenger has his way, we will experience a completely new offside rule there.
Paris - times are changing: in the past, fans discussed controversial offside decisions for weeks and months. It stayed that way when the TV images got better and virtually drawn lines made it clear in the sports show * on Saturday evening at the latest whether a referee was right or wrong with his decision, because the decision could not be reversed. Since the introduction of the video referee, the "Kölner Keller" has intervened directly in the game when needed, thus ensuring fewer wrong decisions, but also many nerve-wracking interruptions. Soon this should no longer be necessary, at least for offside decisions.
FIFA Development Director Arsene Wenger believes that we will see automated offside decisions as early as the 2022 World Cup in Qatar *.
“There's a big chance this will happen in the coming year.
I can't say more now, but that will be the next big development for the referees, ”said the former world-class coach at a press conference in Paris on Tuesday.
FIFA wants to revolutionize the offside rule for the 2022 World Cup - "similar to goal-line technology"
FIFA * announced in August that it was working on a technology that was to be used “similar to goal-line technology” - that is, it does not make decisions, but can provide the referee with evidence in the shortest possible time.
According to Wenger, the development could be coordinated with the start of the World Cup in 2022.
Wenger (71) recently indicated that he was in favor of changing the offside rule.
Accordingly, in the future there should no longer be an offside position if a part of the body with which goals can be scored is behind or on the same level as the opponent.
FIFA Development Director Arsene Wenger is planning changes to the offside rule
In the Bundesliga *, as in all other large associations and international tournaments, the offside lines are currently drawn manually by the video referee in Cologne based on the television images, which causes discussions, especially when it comes to tight decisions.
However, a new rule adjustment should not result in much less to talk about.
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