Offside Technology have been used for several years to graphically analyse potential offside situations in football.
Since the introduction of video assistant referees (VARs) into the Laws of the Game in 2018, there has been an increased spotlight on the ability to accurately determine offsides and make confident decisions based upon these lines. Research carried out by FIFA between 2016 and 2019 showed that the most frequent sources of error for such virtual lines are the topography of the field (particularly the field camber), camera-angle distortion, player occlusion and the issue of tracking individual body parts.
Offside Technology documents
Important documents (standards and manuals etc).
Testing criteria for semi-automated offside technology systems
The development of semi-automated offside technology (SAOT) marks the next step in the evolution of football technology, as FIFA strives to harness technology to its full potential.
How to Become a Offside Technology Licensee
The FIFA Quality Programme for Offside Technology has been developed with the aim of testing whether a technology is capable of depicting such a virtual line in a number of challenging test scenarios, proving that the provider can overcome....
VOL Testing Process
The assessment of virtual offside line systems, to be used in conjunction with VARs, shall be conducted at two separate stadiums and a system has to pass the test at both venues in order to achieve certification.
Offside Technology Testing 2020
For the recently launched FIFA Quality Programme for Offside Technology, FIFA is inviting all interested providers to participate in the next testing and certification event in late 2020.
FIFA Quality Programme for Offside Technology
Offside Technology has been used for several years to graphically analyse potential offside situations in football.