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FIFA World Cup 2022: Technology used Behind The Football Stadiums in Qatar This Year

the technology will provide an automatic offside alert to the Video Assistant Referee every time the ball is played to a player in an offside position.

Prabjot Kaur   |    Updated: November 23, 2022 2:47 PM IST

Technology Fifa Stadium in Qatar 2022

1. Advanced stadium cooling technology

Qatar World Cup 2022 would feature advanced cooling technology to keep the atmosphere inside the stadium cool.

 An energy centre near the stadium would push chilled water in a pipeline connected to the venue, which would be converted into the cold air and pushed onto the field of play

2. Semi-automated offside technology

 With the help of 12 tracking cameras, the technology will provide an automatic offside alert to the Video Assistant Referee every time the ball is played to a player in an offside position.

 This will reduce the dependence on protracted VAR replays to determine whether a player is offside or not.

3. FIFA Player app

 The app will give players performance metrics and analysis, physical performance metrics, and enhanced football intelligence metrics

 App is developed by FIFA in collaboration with FIFPRO will be used for the first time in Qatar 2022.

4. AI Rihla: The official world cup ball

 The football is developed by Adidas has a sensor inside the ball that can detect peak game speeds.

 FIFA has claimed that the ball travels faster in flight than any ball in the tournament’s History

5. Assistive technology for visually-impaired fans

 FIFA has employed Bonocle and Feelix for visually impaired football fans.

 Bonocle would help individuals with visual impairments to enjoy and experience the World Cup like everyone else.

 Feelix would use tactile palm communicators to transmit braille-like messages to visually impaired fans during the matches.