October 20, 2021
Technology

Offside decisions will soon be made by technology – Wenger

Arsene Wenger believes offside calls will be decided by technology by next year.

Technology is taking on an increasing role in refereeing decisions across the game, with goalline technology and VAR in effect across the world.

But former Arsenal manager Wenger, who is now in charge of global development at FIFA, believes the next big step forward is just around the corner, with the offside rule soon to be made easier for referees.

What has been said?

Wenger believes VAR has been too slow in making offside decisions and believes the process must be streamlined by the time the 2022 World Cup comes around.

“We must continue to progress in the speed of decision-making, particularly in terms of offside,” he said to reporters.

“In 2022 at the World Cup, we’ll be much better able to make very quick offside decisions. And it will stop the game less because that is what the VAR can be…

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