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FIFA Women’s World Cup VAR Room Media Briefing Review

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 12: A view inside the VAR at the main IBC on June 12, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marianna Massey – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

The FIFA TV media briefing today regarding refereeing and VAR was enlightening both as a fan of football and a sports tech expert. I especially enjoyed listening to Pierluigi Collina, Chairman of FIFA’s referee committee, he hails from Italy and speaks English with a very strong Italian accent. He was joined by Head of FIFA Referring Massimo Busacca, and Kari Seitz, FIFA Senior Refereeing Manager and head of the refereeing project for the Women’s World Cup in France. The sports tech event lasted about a hour and a half and was streamed worldwide...

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The Talking Points From The 2018 World Cup in Russia





The Talking Points From The 2018 World Cup in Russia

The team behind BettingSites created an infographic which outlines some fascinating numbers and facts about the top 16 teams in WC’18.

It’s now more than three months since the 2018 World Cup ended on a high note with France lifting the trophy for the second time after a thrilling 4-2 win at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. But the interest surrounding it hasn’t gone yet, which is quite understandable considering that this World Cup is regarded as the best World Cup ever. The Sports Techie community blog was tuned in to the epic FIFA event through Fox Sports and streaming companies like YouTubeTV and Fubo TV...

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England VAR World Cup Destiny Should Influence Premier League

What Changed To Make England More Successful In This World Cup?

What Changed To Make England More Successful In This World Cup?

The pride surrounding the England team is unmissable. It’s been since 1966 when the Three Lions last roared as one for the football loving country when the men’s national soccer team won the World Cup final which so happens to be the year I was born. Give the hungry English lads credit getting through to the semi-finals through a combination of strong players that mostly play in the Premier League, inspirational and youthful management and… the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) sports tech ensuring accuracy in decisions and fair rulings? Only now in 2018 has VAR been in place at the World Cup in Russia to the credit of FIFA but long, long overdue...

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Should Replay Decisions Be Ended In The NFL?

After a review that lasted almost five minutes – the NFL’s head of officiating Al Riveron deemed that the evidence proved that James had failed to survive the ground and the pass was incomplete. Source: AKjoshgray via Twitter

The New England Patriots have benefited again from the NFL’s review system to secure the number one seed in the AFC Conference for the post-season. Their fortune has drawn the ire and the whisper of ‘conspiracy theory’ by fans and the teams chasing them alike in the battle to reach the Super Bowl. The question has been posed whether the usage of replays, especially slow-motion, is taking the moment out of the sport. The Sports Techie community blog is firm in our support to continue the use of instant replay in sports...

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Panasonic USA Delivers Orlando City Stadium Immersive Entertainment Technology Solutions

Panasonic USA is the Orlando City Stadium Official Technology Solutions Provider and Partner

Orlando City Soccer Stadium launched in the theme park capital of the world for the 2017 Major League Soccer (MLS) season featuring Panasonic USA immersive entertainment solutions installed for the next generation fan experience and superior live events in an amphitheater type setting unrivaled in Florida, across the United States and Canada. The LED Video Boards in the football specific venue help create a one-of-a-kind fan and sponsor friendly, connected atmosphere in the 100% privately funded facility.  The dazzling 60’-by-33’ LED video board, informative ribbon screens and displays located around the pitch, all provide unique digital fan engagement assets and a popular local attraction...

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FIRST YEAR OF CENTRALIZED REPLAY A SUCCESS, SAYS ACC

The ACC’s Football Replay Center is a Winner.

For the moment, ACC league Coordinator of Football Officiating, Dennis Hennigan, seems happy with the way Collaborative Instant replay has been used in its first two seasons; of course, not everyone will agree with his assessment. The Sports Techie community blog sure does and believes using video to assist referees must become a standard across sports when appropriate rather than entirely relying on the human eye . In fact, if all you care about is analyzing football betting line on popular sportsbooks, the use of this technology by the ACC might not interest you.

FIRST YEAR OF CENTRALIZED REPLAY A SUCCESS, SAYS ACC – Sports Techie blog.

ACC Sports Tech Assistants

Then again, Collaborative Instant Replay was supposed to change the game of foo...

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Tech Meets Soccer: Could VAR Change the Game Forever?

Tech Meets Soccer: Could VAR Change the Game Forever?

IFAB (International Football Association Board) approved a new type of referee to feature in soccer matches to work in tandem with the on-field referee.

Within the last year, IFAB (International Football Association Board) have approved a new type of referee to feature in soccer matches to work in tandem with the on-field referee, a move which could potentially change the game forever. The Sports Techie community blog is in agreement with this game-changing decision towards the inclusion of more technologies to help get calls right...

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It’s about Time we Let Technology Tell the Truth in Football

I can still remember that gloomy afternoon when England lost to Germany in the 2010 World Cup, I had just launched the Sports Techie community blog. Surely that Lampard shot was over the line!  There’s plenty more stories where that comes from, though that Geoff Hurst shot in the 1966 World Cup Final was miles over the line, wasn’t it?

It took the world of football until 2012 to finally agree on introducing goal-line technology and not a moment too soon. Finally we do have the goal-line technology that answers the question of whether a goal is indeed a goal or not.  About time too I hear you screaming “and why has it taken so long?”

Hawk-Eye goal-line technology uses cameras

Changing History

We may well jest about that Geoff Hurst goal in 1966  (the year I was born) but it’s not t...

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A Brief History of Technology in Sports

Since its appearance, technology has strived to intermingle with almost every area of human life. And even when you thought that was impossible, it did the same with sports. Sports fans were a bit frustrated at first, thinking that tech specialists would interrupt or even slow the game down. The Sports Techie community blog has championed sports tech for the past six years but really going on more than twenty years when you count my career.

The troublesome goals and seemingly equal race times, however, were much more irritating. Hence, sports technology became widely accepted soon after its first appearance. For betting enthusiasts, in particular, it managed to provide indisputable results, without giving them the opportunity to blame it on the betting services, such as NJ Casinos and many...

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