During the FIFA World Cup 2022(tm) in Qatar, semi-automated offside technology will be introduced to make offside decisions more accurate and faster. The technology will work by using an inertial measurement unit to detect the location of each ball, and send that data to the video operation room 500 times per second. In addition, a 3D animated render of the play will be broadcast for viewers at home.
In addition to the semi-automatic offside technology, the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will feature connected ball technology. This technology is similar to the Video Assistant Referee, which was a breakthrough for FIFA officials in the past. The technology uses 12 dedicated tracking cameras to track 29 data points of each player, 50 times per second. In addition, the ball will have an inertial measurement unit that will allow for precise kick point detection. This technology will be used for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar starting on November 21. Combined with the advanced video system, it will rule difficult offside decisions quicker than ever.
The technical details of the FIFA World Cup 2022(tm) will be presented to qualified teams in Doha, and will be released to the public.