FIFA World Cup QATAR 2022

Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022


At this moment almost everyone in the world had their eyes on the FIFA World Cup that was being played in QATAR. Some of the favorites had been eliminated and few of the underdogs had gained traction and triumphs, but leaving soccer aside, did you know the amount and the type of technology that is used in this version of the Fifa World Cup? If not, here is a list of some of them.


Semi-Automated Offside Technology (SAOT):

SAOT relies on 12 optical tracking cameras, which track 29 points on the body for every player at a rate of 50 times per second, in conjunction with an inertial sensor embedded in the match ball transmitting at 500 hertz.

Artificial intelligence collects and analyzes the data and flags any player that is an offside position. The video officials then manually confirm the automation, the precise moment the ball was kicked and the positioning of the offside line, and relay the decision to the match referee.


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. The app will give each player the opportunity to access their individual player-performance data shortly after each match. For the first time, players at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ in Qatar will be able to get insights into their on-field performance through the FIFA Player App.


11 New Metrics
The FIFA High Performance team comprises football analysts, data scientists and data engineers, and has developed innovative technology to provide ground-breaking metrics and insights. At the FIFA World Cup 2022, 11 new metrics will be introduced: 
•    Possession control
•    Ball recovery time
•    Line breaks
•    Defensive line height and team length
•    Final third entries
•    Forced turnovers
•    Pressure on the ball
•    Expected goals 
•    Team shape
•    Receptions behind midfield and defensive lines
•    Phases of play


This new metrics will be provided thanks to ChyronHego’s TRACAB optical tracking system.