Automated offside detection possible at World Cup 2022

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Automated offside detection possible at World Cup 2022

According to Wenger, automated offside detection will soon be possible

Football official Arsene Wenger believes the introduction of automated offside detection at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is realistic. This is what the 71-year-old Frenchman, who is now director of global football promotion at the world association FIFA, said on the program “Living Football Television”.

“In my opinion, the automated offside will be ready in 2022. Automated means that the signal goes directly to the linesman and the linesman has a red light on his watch that tells him whether it is offside or not,” explained Wenger.

The former long-term trainer of Arsenal considers this to be “an important step” in order to significantly reduce the waiting times that are currently customary with video evidence. “It's so important because we are currently seeing a lot of goals being celebrated and then taken back,” said Wenger.

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