According to a confirmed source, the Premier League has decided against introducing the semi-automated VAR technology that was used successfully at the World Cup in Qatar but will introduce additional cameras at the grounds.

Mail Sport reported in April that the organisation were considering introducing the technology (SOAT), which involves AI technology tracking players’ limbs to see if they have strayed offside. An alert is then sent to the VAR, with the technology capable of determining if any part of the player was offside in just half a second.

SOAT was successfully used during Wednesday night’s Europa Conference League final, playing a role in ruling out Fiorentina’s attempt just before the half-time whistle. But instead, the organisation will not be in contention for use in the English top flight, despite its adoption by LaLiga in Spain ahead of next season

By Shamiso Miracle

Shamiso Miracle completed her degree in journalism and media studies at the University of Zimbabwe before honing her skills at Savanna News. She then went on to work at iHarare News, becoming a voice for everyday SA citizens who wanted to share their stories. When she's not writing news that entertains and inspires ,Shamiso is an avid reader and a wellness bunny.

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