UEFA changes refereeing rules for Super Cup and Champions League

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) decided for the first time to use a semi-automatic offside system.

According to Ukrinform, the official website UEFA.

The semi-automatic system takes into account the position of the limbs of the players at the moment of passing the ball. UEFA notes that it monitors 29 different points on the body of the players, faster and more accurately determining whether the player was offside.

“This innovative technology will enable VAR teams to more quickly and accurately determine offside positions to help maintain game rhythm and decision consistency. The system is ready to be used in official matches and in every stadium of the Champions League,” commented the head of the refereeing committee of the UEFA committee, Roberto Rosetti.

The system will be tested for the first time in the UEFA Super Cup match between Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt on 10 August. In the Champions League, in turn, it will be introduced in group stage matches from September 6.

Read also: UEFA decided to introduce the VAR system already in the third round of Champions League qualification

Note that in July, the International Football Federation (FIFA) announced the use of new technology at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The decision to implement the system was made due to the imperfection of the video replay system, which significantly delayed the game and did not always accurately determine the correct decision in game episodes.

Earlier it was reported that UEFA decided to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system starting from the 3rd qualifying round of the Champions League.

Photo: AP.

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