UEFA has announced that it will use technology to automatically detect when players are offside in the Champions League this season with the innovation expected to be introduced in the Premier League in a year’s time.
According to UEFA, the new system will work with special cameras that track 29 different body points per player. A total of 188 tests have been conducted since 2020, including all matches from the Champions League last season, the Women’s Champions League knockout round, and the women’s Euros.
The stadiums dedicated and broadcast cameras are used by the data-driven, limb-tracking technology to determine each player’s precise location on the field, providing match officials with accurate information in a matter of seconds. Spectators will also be able to see some of the 3D animations when VAR decisions are explained on a stadium’s screen.
The UEFA Super Cup match between Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt in Helsinki on August 10 will mark its debut in Europe.