Premier League set to implement cutting-edge 'force fields' next season in groundbreaking rule change

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Premier League set to implement cutting-edge 'force fields' next season in groundbreaking rule change

Over recent years, England's top league has seen significant changes, like the introduction of VAR, which has sparked much debate among fans.

Managers can now receive yellow and red cards, and the league is also trying to reduce time-wasting by preventing ball assistants from returning the ball during play, making them sit behind LED boards instead.

The latest change aims to make offside decisions quicker and clearer using artificial intelligence. According to The Times, AI and 'force fields' will help identify when attackers are offside more easily.

In the past, VAR officials drew lines to determine players' positions, but the new technology will simplify this process. The Premier League has partnered with Second Spectrum, an American software company, to provide this technology.

The new system is expected to be in place after one of the autumn international breaks, so fans won't see it from the very start of the 2024/25 season.

AuthorAndrii SokolovskyiSourceThe Times
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