FIFA Plans To Replace Linesmen With VAR And Robots

FIFA are probing the possibility of replacing linesmen with robots anytime soon, MySportDab reports.

According to The Mirror, football’s international governing body have set up a new department to discover whether technology could be used further in football.

The linesman’s role has been identified as a potential area in which technology could come into use.

If the findings of the new department are favourable, football could see a three-man on-field officiating party reduced to just one.

An insider confirmed: “FIFA already have a department set searching these exact areas.

“Will they replace referee assistants completely with cameras and computers ruling offside and throw-ins? It could happen one day.”

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Since its introduction into Premier League football at farthest the 2019-20 season, VAR has stirred debate among fans and pundits alike.


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