Technology in the world of sports is improving day by day. Sports of all kinds are a celebration of effort, perseverance, skill, and persistence. This entertainment has been a part of human life since time immemorial.
The ever-evolving sports technology has helped all sports overcome the limitations of human performance. Due to the speed and outcomes of technological development, more and more athletes feel pressured to gain a competitive edge in their particular sports.
For example, in football, new technologies are used for a variety of purposes, such as to assist referees in making decisions and to measure athletes’ performance during a game, which helps the coach in formulating the training regimen and game plan.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar begins on November 21 with many new technological innovations to improve the soccer experience for both fans and players. Here are some of the technological innovations we can learn from FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022;
- SEMI-AUTOMATED OFFSIDE TECHNOLOGY
- VIDEO ASSISTANT REFEREE (VAR)
- FIFA PLAYER APP
- GOAL-LINE TECHNOLOGY
- FOOTBALL DATA ECOSYSTEM
SEMI-AUTOMATED OFFSIDE TECHNOLOGY
Semi-automated offside technology is a support tool for video match officials and on-field officials to help them make faster, more reproducible, and more accurate offside decisions.
VIDEO ASSISTANT REFEREE (VAR)
A video assistant referee (VAR) system is a support tool for officials. The use of video match officials (VMOs) in football was included in the 2018/2019 edition of the Laws of the Game and was successfully used at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™.
FIFA PLAYER APP
FIFA has developed the FIFA Player App, based on input from professional players, in collaboration with FIFPRO, the global representative of professional footballers.
Goal-line technology is a technical means of instantly determining whether the whole of the ball has crossed the goal line. Goal-line technology continues to be a staple in the football world since its first implementation in 2014.
FOOTBALL DATA ECOSYSTEM
Data is a well-established commodity in the football landscape. Teams, media, broadcasters, and competition organisers need access to player, team, and competition data in form of event and positional data.
Undoubtedly, there have been many advancements in technology, and these advances certainly ensure the quality of the game, safety, and the presence of more spectators because they are in a place that is comfortable and pleasing to the eye. Therefore, in addition to developing skilled athletes, one of the benefits of technology in sports is that it can generate a good income.