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Offside calls to be made by technology soon – Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger believes offside calls will be decided by technology by 2022.

The goalline technology and VAR are currently in effect across the world, but Wenger, who’s in charge of global development at FIFA, believes the next big development in football is around the corner, with the offside rule soon to be made easier for referees.

“We must continue to progress in the speed of decision-making, particularly in terms of offside,” the former Arsenal manager said to reporters.

“In 2022 at the World Cup, we’ll be much better able to make very quick offside decisions. And it will stop the game less because that is what the VAR can be faulted with. There is a real emotional lift, but after that you have to know if you want fair decisions or not.

“There is a good chance that the offside will be automated at the 2022 World Cup. I am bound to secrecy, but this will be the next of the big developments in refereeing.”

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