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The semi-automatic offside 'will debut' in the European Super Cup

Published:3/08/2022 - 17:57h

Updated:3/08/2022 - 17:57h

The duel between Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt will be the first to feature the implementation of semi-automatic offside. This technology will also be used in the next Champions League and in the World Cup

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The technology continues advancing and his application in the sport follows winning terrain. After the arrival of the videoarbitraje to finals of the past decade, the UEFA will implement the technology of offside semi-automated with the end to reduce even more the margin of error to the moment to detect illicit positions in the played of attack, that will use for the first time in the Supercopa of Europe.

In addition to announcing his use in the party between the Real Madrid and the Eintracht of Frankfurt, the body rector of the European football has indicated that it also will be used in the next edition of the Champions: "The UEFA enorgullece to announce that the technology of offside semi-automated (SAOT) will première in the competitions of European clubs in the party of the Supercopa of the UEFA in Helsinki. Besides, the SAOT also will use from the phase of groups of the next season of the UEFA Champions League".

After carrying out some 188 evaluations in the last two years, taking in account a big quantity of parties of the last masculine and feminine editions of the League of Champions, as well as of the past Eurocopa feminine, the offside semi-automatic finally in the European competitions, although possibly it have to perfect over time.

The boss of the Referees of the UEFA, Roberto Rosetti, sustains that this improvement will help to the referee to give justice with a greater efficiency: "The UEFA looks for constantly new technological solutions to improve the game and support the work of the referees. This innovative system will allow to the teams VAR determine situations of offside of fast and precise form, improving the flow of the game and the consistency of the decisions".

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Likewise, this new technology will implement in the next Glass of the World, such as it did it the VAR in the previous edition. Nevertheless, the final decision always recaerá in the main referee, in accordance with the statements of the president of the Commission of Referees of the FIFA, Pierluigi Hill: "The referee always will have the last word: never will turn into a robot".

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