European football body UEFA is set to test-run a new offside technology in the Super Cup clash between Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt in Helsinki on August 10, according to report in Marca.
UEFA is working tirelessly to ensure human error is eliminated from football and they are working on improving the Video Assistant Referee, this latest innovation will assist referees to track offside with the help of semi-automated offside technology (SAOT).
The new system will be supported by about a dozen cameras and can view almost 30 different body points on a player while a match is in session. It will be located on the perimeter of the pitch.
This system will be introduced to the next season’s Champions League, the Europen body has carried out up to 200 tests of this technology in the last two seasons and it is ready for implementation in a match as confirmed by UEFA chief referee Roberto Rosetti.
“UEFA is constantly looking for new technological solutions to improve the game and support the work of the referees. This innovative system will allow VAR teams to determine offside situations quickly and accurately, improving the flow of the game and the consistency of the decisions.
The system is ready to be used in official matches and implemented in each venue of the Champions League.”
The Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt match will be the first time this technology will be introduced, once the implementation is certified it would be introduced to the Champions League football, club levels and then the World Cup.