The World Cup this year in Qatar will have a significant technology boost from previous tournaments.
A new semi-automated technology, able to provide real-time offside notifications to the video match referees, will be used at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the governing body for soccer. Integrated balls and a network of cameras will allow for this to happen on the field.
The upcoming soccer tournament will feature semi-automated offside detection technology, as stated by FIFA. Thanks to this innovation, officials will be able to make speedier calls and keep the game going forward. It’s like watching a live football World Cup 2022 for free but for coaches and officials.
In order to detect offsides in a semi-automated fashion, a minimum of 12 cameras are installed in the stadium’s ceiling, with a maximum of 29 data points collected on each player. A player’s location on the field is tracked at a rate of 50 times per second thanks to these.
The official ball for the 2022 FIFA World Cup will have a sensor embedded in the middle that can transmit data at rates of up to 500 per second, enabling pinpoint recognition of the kick spot.
Afterward, the video match officials will be routinely notified of a potential offside occurrence by merging all this data and applying advanced algorithms. If the officials affirm the offside position after swiftly reviewing the game sequence, they will then notify the referee on the field.
To prevent lengthy delays in the game, this procedure should take no more than a few seconds to finish. Similar to how a World Cup livestream might look like, it’s going to be spontaneous.
Take note that after making a choice, a 3D animation will appear, showing where exactly all of the characters were located at the time of the incident. There is the potential for it to be seen on broadcast and in the stadium itself. Video-assisted refereeing (VAR) was first used at the 2018 World Cup, which France eventually won.
Completely removable stadium
Stadium 974, one of the sites used for the 2022 World Cup, may not continue to operate after the tournament is over. This stadium can be dismantled completely, making it ideal for relocation. Modular steel frames and shipping containers were used to build the stadium.
The stadium is both visually stunning and cost-effective thanks to its design, which makes use of fewer materials than a conventional stadium.
In all of World Cup history, this is the first venue to be completely removable. A total of 7 World Cup matches, all the way through the round of 16, will be held in Stadium 974. If you haven’t seen the complete World Cup 2022 match schedule yet, I highly recommend it.
World Cup for the visually-impaired
The 2022 Qatar World Cup will be fully accessible, including for blind and visually impaired spectators. The visually challenged will be able to follow the WorldCup22 thanks to an innovative gadget called “Bonocle,” which will translate digital content about the tournament into braille.
The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) in Qatar launched a competition known as “Challenge 22,” which has been at the forefront of a technology revolution across the Middle East. As a result of Round 22, Bonocle was created.
Modern methods for cooling stadiums
At least seven of the eight 2022 World Cup venues will use a groundbreaking new cooling system called Advanced Cooling Tech to maintain a comfortable temperature for fans. It’s true that the stadium’s air temperature will be just right for everyone there.
Stadium 874 is the only venue without cutting-edge cooling technology because its proximity to the ocean means it doesn’t require as much ventilation.
Chilled water will be transported to the stadium via pipeline from an energy center located nearby. As soon as it arrives, cool air is blown onto the playing field and into the stands to keep everyone comfortable. This will be the first World Cup in which such technology is used by fans and players alike.
In 2022, the tournament will begin on Monday, November 21, and end on Sunday, December 18, which is also the National Day of Qatar. You can bet FIFA World Cup 2022 is going to be a fun experience for live spectators and fans watching it on the broadcast.