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Semi-automated offside system confirmed for World Cup in Qatar

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: A semi-automated system for assessing offside will be activated at the World Cup finals in Qatar in November and December. The way had been opened up for world governing body FIFA when last month’s annual meeting of the law-making International Football Association […]


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UEFA Qatar assessment: Changes made but more efforts needed

NYON: A European football federation working group has conducted its third site visit to Qatar meeting with several institutions and individuals. The UEFA Working Group, which was set up in May 2021, made its third site visit to Qatar to meet key institutions and individuals […]


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Rooney quits crisis club Derby

LONDON: Wayne Rooney has stepped down as manager of embattled Derby after a rollercoaster 18 months in charge. The Manchester United and England great joined the Rams in January 2020 as player-coach and ended that year in temporary charge following Phillip Cocu’s departure. Rooney hung […]


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FIFA goes all EFI for the sake of World Cup football science

ZURICH: The World Cup intercontinental play-offs in Qatar were followed closely not only by fans of the teams involved but by world federation FIFA’s football performance analysis & insights team. A group of football data experts, the team used these high-stakes international matches to trial […]


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‘Semi-automatic’ offside system all set for World Cup finals launch

KEIR RADNEDGE in DOHA —- A “semi-automated” system for assessing offside is in line to be introduced in time for the World Cup finals here in Qatar in November and December. Today’s annual meeting of the law-making International Football Association Board gave the green light […]


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