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European referees primed for a new campaign!

The introduction of Semi-Automated Offside Technology (SAOT) in the UEFA Champions League group stage, clarified offside guidelines and instructions to protect football’s image mark the start of the 2022/23 season for Europe’s top referees. The match officials head into a packed season of European assignments with a clarion call from …

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Semi-automated offside tech aids referees & spectators at FIFA Club World Cup!

FIFA have held further successful tests of semi-automated offside technology (SAOT) during the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi alongside 3D animations displayed on the stadium big screen and on television that give spectators greater insight into offside decisions. After successfully being trialled at the FIFA Arab Cup …

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