World Cup 2018 is becoming more watchable than ever, not only because of fascinating matches, famous players but also by the following unique technology applications.
VAR (Video Assistant Referee), roughly translated as “Video Arbitration Assistant”, is a system of cameras arranged throughout the yard to best control situations of disputes, collisions, resulting goals, etc. FIFA special, trained and professional assistants will be used to assume this position.
In total, there will be more than 30 cameras installed throughout the game field, supporting slow-motion technology (Slow-motion and Ultra-Slow motion) with the ability to record the sharpest of every game of the match. The assistant team watching VAR will contact the referees by a private line.
They will help the “black king” have more information and the most accurate information before making a decision about a ball. FIFA plans to apply this VAR technology in all 64 matches at the 2018 World Cup.
As can be seen, VAR technology is applied in every match of 2018 World Cup, which helps confirm the results objectively.
Although meant to limit the errors of the referees, but, in some cases, VAR does not promote its use. As at the A-League Australia, this technology has had a negative impact on the outcome of some matches.
Things to know about VAR technology
In order to limit this, FIFA has upgraded VAR and called the improved version “VAR Information System“. However, football fans are still dissatisfied with this technology, especially when VAR made the referee take more time before making a decision. This of course has affected the attractiveness of some matches.
Therefore, some supporters did not hesitate to criticize VAR as a “technological disaster”.
4K TV technology (4K UHD Video & VR)
If VAR has caused mixed opinions, with 4K TV (4K UHD Video & VR) technology, football fans can’t seem to find any reason to blame it.