(Reuters) – FIFA will be ready to implement an automated callback system at next year’s World Cup in Qatar, Arsene Wenger said.
The game’s regulator, IFAB, said last month that it is continuing to review the misalignment law and plans to test technology that would allow ‘semi-automatic’ decisions to limit the need for long waits for VAR reviews.
Wenger, however, said he supports the ‘automated’ relapse technology, which notifies a referee’s assistant directly in the event of an incident.
According to FIFA https://www.fifa.com/who-we-are/news/fifa-organises-remote-demonstration-of-advanced-offside-technology, semi-automated offsite technology provides additional information to VAR before the referee making the last call.
Automated missteps have been declared ready for 2022, ”Wenger, FIFA’s head of football development, was quoted in The Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/fifa-ready-to-use- automated-offsides -at-2022-world-cup-in-qatar-says-ars-ne-wenger-n0smzfrpj.
“I am pushing really hard to get the automated mishaps, which means that the signal goes straight to the lineman.
“The average time we have to wait is around 70 seconds, sometimes 1 minute and 20 seconds… It’s so important because we find that many celebrations are canceled after that for fringe situations . ”
Last month, former Dutch forward Marco van Basten called on football law-makers to consider abolishing the mismatch rule, saying the game would be better off without it.