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The automated offside I think will be ready for 2022 – Wenger

Thu 08 April 2021 | 11:58

The former Arsenal boss announced that we might see an automated offside system in 2022 World Cup.

Arsene Wenger

, who has become FIFA's chief of global football development in 2019, has claimed in an interview that we will see a significant progress in judging offsides and an automated offside system will be introduced to the world football in 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

In an interview with

FIFA's Living Football television show

, Wenger said:

"The automated offside I think will be ready for 2022. Automated means it goes directly from the signal to the linesman and the linesman has on his watch a red light that tells him offside or not offside.

"At the moment, we have situations where the players are on lines to see if they are offside or not. On average, the time we have to wait is around 70 seconds, sometimes one minute 20 seconds, sometimes a little bit longer when the situation is very difficult to appreciate.

"It is so important because we see many celebrations are cancelled after that for marginal situations and that's why I believe it is a very important step.

"The semi-automated goes first to the VAR, who signals it to the linesman. I'm pushing very hard to have the automated offsides, which means straight away the signal goes to the linesman."

source: SportMob