Robot Linesmen Tech for the FIFA World Cup 2022

The introduction of Robot Linesmen Tech at the 2022 World Cup remains on plan for FIFA. The head of FIFA, Gianni Infantino is eager to use the up to date technologies during the championship.

This World Cup will be historic in two ways. First there will be female referees for the first time in this tournament. Secondly, there will be linesmen who are robots!

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What is the use of the Robot Linesmen Tech?

This new technology addresses the particular issue of offsides. More importantly, the robot officials are only tasked with helping the Video Assistant Referees (VAR) officials in deciding whether a player is on or offside.

According to Technext, VAR decision-making has also been known to take minutes, leading many players, commentators, and viewers to believe it could be more effective.

That’s where the new robot technology will speed things up. With the new robot referees, decisions will be made in a short period of time. The FIFA World Cup 2022 matches will make great use of technology.

Investment costs

Robot referees will have a low acceptance due to it’s high cost. Each stadium’s implementation of the Goal line technology system in 2014 World Cup cost between $300,000 and $500,000. Additionally, each game costs about $3,900 to function.

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Some criticism

As much as people enjoy the new technology system. Some people considers them as a use of wrong way of modernization. Even the Robot Linesman Tech faced the criticism.

Although the owners made themselves clear regarding this concern. The decision made on the playing field is still the responsibility of the referees and assistant referees. When the offside incident is very tight and difficult, the technology only provides them with useful support to make decisions more quickly and accurately.

The use of Robot Linesmen Tech is still going to be useful

Regardless of whether technology is positive or negative to sport. Although these decisions to implement new technological advancements will greatly help the referees and the VAR in making correct decisions that will improve the game and remove any errors or unfairness.

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