Football Technologies & Innovations at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™


The Vision 2020-23 outlines FIFA’s commitment to using the full potential of technology in football. By harnessing technology in football, FIFA is able to bring this vision to life at the FIFA World Cup 2022™ by implementing and leveraging various technologies to improve the football experience of football fans both on and off the pitch.

Football Technologies & Innovations at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™
Semi-automated offside technology

Semi-automated offside technology is a support tool for the video match officials and the 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

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.

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