After its introduction at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, semi-automated offsides is expected to land in Serie A in the coming months.
Serie A president Lorenzo Casini confirmed during an interview with RAI Italia that the league will be prepared to utilise the new technology once play resumes next month.
“Just like we’ve seen in the World Cup, semi-automated offsides is set to come to Italy. We’ll be ready once we resume play on January 4th,” he revealed.
Semi-automated offsides uses 12 dedicated tracking cameras mounted underneath the roof of the stadium to track the ball and up to 29 data points of each individual player, 50 times per second, calculating their exact position on the pitch.
The 29 collected data points include all limbs and extremities that are relevant for making offside calls.