The details of the ‘Semi-Automatic Offside’ system that FIFA has been developing for a while have been revealed. The system, which aims to eliminate the controversial decisions of VAR on offside, offers a near-flawless innovation. Arsene Wenger, who is now FIFA’s head of football development, said the prepared exchange has hope that it will be ready by the World Cup next year in Qatar.
This season in Turkey and in front of the offside errors in several matches in Europe var’l also could not be stopped. Head of football development at FIFA Arsene WengerIs about to complete its work on the ‘Semi-Automatic Offside’ system. The new system will be adapted to football very soon. Spokesman newsAccording to; The system used in offside is an artificial intelligence-based technology used for limb tracking and automatic ball detection to instantly create three-dimensional models of the player’s position.
SENSOR TECHNOLOGY WILL BE USED
In the developed system, solutions to increase the accuracy of the hit point include tracking data using sensor technology from camera systems, while a player’s skeleton will be edited to determine which part of the player’s body is in the forefront. The system will work as follows; Accurate hit point and ball detection, tracking using sensor technology and video data, precise skeleton modeling down to the crampon tip of the player.
WE WILL NOTIFY THE POSITION TO VAR
VAR will be told almost instantly whether a player is offside or not. The VAR will be able to quickly determine whether the player is active in an offside position or if he is in the game. If the offside is acknowledged, the assistant referee will be informed within three or five seconds by a red light on his watch to raise the flag. The only exception is that the VAR may need to assess whether a player is interfering with the game, for example if he is in the goalkeeper’s field of vision. This may cause a short delay in the confirmation of the offside decision.
CANNOT DETECT DUE TO SPEED
First of all, the frame rate of TV cameras used in all major leagues cannot accurately determine the point where the passer is in full contact with the ball. Other than that, there are other problems. The VAR manually selects the offside point on both the defending and attacking sides. And this causes inconsistent decisions. Calculating the same position for the second time, VAR can make a different decision.
FAN WATCHING 2D IMAGE
The drawing of players with 3D views on a 2D screen is not accurate. Fans often find the decision wrong because of the 2D image. Only the Premier League shared the line drawing process through the broadcasters, and this caused more controversy. The time taken to make an offside decision is up to 4 minutes in some cases, and this increases the discussions. As a result, the confidence of the fans in the process is shaken both in our country and in world football.
THE SYSTEM WILL OPERATE AS HOUR
Thanks to this system; Assistant referees will not raise the flag late, a decision will be made almost instantly, all delays in VAR decisions due to offside will be eliminated
THE FLAG PROBLEM WILL REMOVE
Perhaps most importantly, the delayed offside flag will be expired. You will no longer see that the game continues for a long time. The issue of raising the flag will disappear only after the ball enters the goal or the attack move is over. As it is known, the position where Galatasaray goalkeeper Fernando Muslera broke his leg last season was offside, but the second referee did not stop the game because he had to allow the attack to continue, and as a result, an unfortunate injury occurred. Such situations will disappear completely.
“THE ANSWER IS ABSOLUTELY YES”
IFAB coach David Elleray said, “Will the semi-automatic offside lead to the removal of the delayed flag for offside? The answer will definitely be yes. It will remove the uncertainty that fans hate right now. Whether offside, can we celebrate the goal, the goal or the style will not be dilemmas.” used the expressions.
“GOAL CELEBRATION WILL NOT BE CANCELED”
In an interview with FIFA’s Living Football TV channel, Arsene Wenger said, “On average we have to wait about 70 seconds. Sometimes 1 minute 20 seconds. It gets longer when some situations are too complicated. This is very important because for extraordinary situations many goals from now on. “We see that the celebration has been canceled and that’s why I believe it is an important step.”
“THIS IS A MATTER OF FOOTBALL SPIRIT”
Advancing technology will also make decisions sharper. “With the current technology, it will detect all offsides that are smaller than we see today,” said Pierluigi Collina, chairman of the refereeing committee of FIFA. “That’s why more accurate decisions will be made and ironically, more marginal offsides will be detected. It’s a matter of the spirit of football,” said Pierluigi Collina.
VISUALIZATION IN RESEARCH
FIFA is also exploring better visualization of end-to-end decisions, and offside will only be applicable when the result is shown clearly using graphs.
WILL BE READY IN 2022
Goal; To be used in the World Cup, which will start in November 2022. But FIFA is racing against time. Local leagues also want to use advanced technology. The prospects of putting it into practice at the start of 2022-23 seem more realistic that it is in the final stages of the Champions League that season, and from 2023-24.