UEFA Super Cup: New Offside Technology to Feature in Final Between Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt

UEFA Super Cup: New Offside Technology to Feature in Final Between Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt

  • Champions League winners Real Madrid will battle Eintracht Frankfurt in the final of the UEFA Super Cup in Helsinki
  • The upcoming UEFA Super Cup Final will feature the use of the new semi-automated offside technology
  • The semi-automated offside technology will be used at the FIFA World Cup to help speed up decisions

The UEFA Super Final between Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt will play host to a piece of history.

The final, contested between the UEFA Champions League winners and the UEFA Europa League winners in Helsinki, will feature the use of semi-automated offside technology.

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Karim Benzema and Kevin Trapp will look to captain their teams to victory in the UEFA Super Final, featuring the semi-automated offside technology. Image: James Williamson/ @ESPNFC/ Matthias Hangst
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According to FIFA’s website, the technology speeds up the time taken to reach offside decisions. The system involves specialised cameras that track 29 different body points per player. A sensor inside the ball will also relay information back quicker.

The system allows the video assistant referee (VAR) a chance to determine offside situations quicker and more accurately. This will help speed up the game and lead to more consistent decisions.

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VAR has been heavily criticised since its inception, with many believing it led to more bad calls and killed the flow of the game. The new technology aims to fix this.

The technology was trialled at the Arab Cup and Club World Cup last season and will be used at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in November.

BBC reported that it will be used in the UEFA Champions League later this season but will make its debut in European competitions in the Super Cup final.

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It was gathered that the system, which uses 10 cameras to track 29 body points of each player, was first adopted at the Club World Cup, which was won by Premier League club Chelsea.

The technology was also used at the recent Arab Cup, which was held inside four of Doha's eight World Cup stadiums.

Source: Sports Brief News