Over the years, technology has proven to be essentially reliable in different fields. In various industries, technology has provided effective and quality services towards an easier life. One very notable area it has done well in announcing itself is in sports – especially in football.
A couple of months ago, the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was introduced to football to aid human referees to have a better improved and even more accuracy in carrying out their duties. The VAR has helped a lot in discovering mistakes made by human referees and correcting these mistakes.
However, it has mostly been used in Europe’s elite leagues (the top leagues across Europe including the English Premier League, the Italian Serie A, the French Ligue 1, the Spanish La Liga, the German Bundesliga, and so on). However, according to the latest developments made by FIFA lower league tiers will now be able to use VAR.
The VAR light is what their version will be known as and is an important step ahead by world football governing body FIFA. The essence of the introduction of VAR light to football is so lower leagues can also have the experience of making use of the technology to reduce errors and mistakes that can cost clubs matches.
In the light of a recent update and development by FIFA, reports are gathering pace that at the FIFA World Cup that will hold in 2022, we will witness the introduction of Artificial Intelligence. FIFA is looking to make use of AI to make offside calls, to ease the burden on referees, and reduce commonly costly mistakes.
According to a statement released by FIFA, it has researched and tested different steps regarding the functions the AI will be expected to carry out at the tournament which will hold in two years.