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Spanish refereeing, no excuses: This is how the semi-automatic offside goes

Published:27/01/2023 - 21:10h

Updated:27/01/2023 - 21:10h

The Spanish arbitration, and worldwide, is running out of margin for error when making decisions in very tight plays. In Spain the system is already arriving that will allow to see more justice in the offsides

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If the VAR was the first technological revolution regarding the arbitration in the football, the offside semi-automatic is the second and besides supposes a big step forward to approach to the 'perfection'. To level of clubs, Spain has been the country in putting it in operation with the recent Supercopa of Spain, although it will be Italy, from this Friday, the first league in using it each day.

The innovative system is formed by 12 fixed cameras installed under the cover of each stadium (in addition to which can use of the television production) visualise each centimetre of the terrain of game and attract data of 29 points of the body of each player. Of this way is still in real time to each footballer and the system knows where is situated in the terrain of game to each instant.

During the recent Supercopa won by the FC Barcelona there were two occasions in which the offside semi-automatic corrected a referee's decision initial and the average of time between the action in the field and the rectification was of 45 seconds. After these results, the Technical Committee of Referees, through a communiqué, has invited to LaLiga to the use of the offside semi-automatic to continue with this progress in the Spanish football that has initiated the RFEF.

The own distinguished have raised the hand

"Finish with the human error is not possible, but yes is it in the offside if it applies the tool of the semi-automatic. Therefore, we invite to the LNFP (LaLiga) to implement the technology of the offside semi-automatic after the experience carried out by the RFEF in the last Supercopa of Spain, that avoids any type of failure in the taking of decisions with regard to this action of the game through the activation of a series of alerts that converts the tool in infalible", detailed a part of the communication of the committee of referees.

While the patronal decides, and allows that the judges have more margin of error in played like these, for the final of the Glass of Rey, in The Cartuja, yes is ensured this technology. The idea to do it only in the final, at least in this tournament, is can foresee with sufficient time the stadiums in which it goes to play by a subject of infrastructure of each stadium.

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