sport news FIFA ask tech companies to set up new system for automated VAR offsides

Could offside calls be AUTOMATED? FIFA ask tech companies to set up a new system that will help decide VAR calls based on algorithms after criticism of the current line-drawing setup FIFA are working with tech companies to oversee the development of VAR  Across Europe the system has been criticised for it handling of tight offside calls  Tests will be carried out to determine whether offside can be called by algorithm FIFA also discussed development of the VAR 'light' concept to improve visuals

By Danny Gallagher For Mailonline

Published: 15:57 GMT, 17 November 2020 | Updated: 15:57 GMT, 17 November 2020

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Offside has taken one big step closer to being determined purely by automated technology, rather than the current Video Assistant Referee system of dotted line and a second pair of eyes.

VAR offside controversies have been swirling around Europe all season so far, causing big talking points in every major league on the continent.

Fans have been left in uproar from the Premier League to La Liga and the Bundesliga after controversial decisions have been using multiple drawn lines and

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