New VAR technology ‘ready to go’ that will affect Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham

Hawk-Eye has technology ready to go out that will allow VAR to make immediate offside rulings, according to reports.

In 2023, the Premier League may implement technology that automatically determines whether or not a player is onside.

Officials known as Video Assistant Referees (VAR) were introduced into English football’s top flight in 2019, and their implementation has been a contentious topic.

One of the most contentious aspects has been how the VAR determines whether or not a player is onside, with the lines drawn to mark the most advanced attacker and deepest defender frequently leaving fans, players, and managers perplexed.

The lines were thickened in the 2021-22 season in an attempt to make it simpler for the VAR to determine an offside ruling. The move should also serve as a spur for decisions since the amount of time it takes to reach these conclusions is another aggravating aspect of the game for individuals participating.

The lines were thickened in the 2021-22 season in an attempt to make it simpler for the VAR to determine an offside ruling. The move should also serve as a spur for decisions since the amount of time it takes to reach these conclusions is another aggravating aspect of the game for individuals participating.

According to a report in The Times, new technology is being tested that could make the process almost instantaneous.

According to the article, Hawk-Eye has informed FIFA that their technology for making automatic offside decisions is “ready to go” for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Referee bosses in England anticipate it will be ready for the start of the 2023-24 Premier League season if its deployment goes smoothly.

The New York Times reports that “automated offside systems utilize camera and computer technology to detect players’ movements as well as the ball, and experts say it should be more accurate than VAR offsides.”

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