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2018 FIFA World Cup will see coaching teams use ‘player stats tablets’

After ratifying the usage of the video assistant referee in Russia, FIFA is set to break more technological barriers at the 2018 World Cup.

football Updated: May 17, 2018 10:33 IST
After ratifying the usage of the video assistant referee in Russia, FIFA is set to break more technological barriers at the 2018 World Cup. Image of stadium for representative purposes only.
After ratifying the usage of the video assistant referee in Russia, FIFA is set to break more technological barriers at the 2018 World Cup. Image of stadium for representative purposes only. (AFP)

FIFA is introducing a new approach to tactical analysis at the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup with “small handheld technologies” to be used by coaching teams during matches.

Each of the 32 competing nations will have the option to operate two tablets containing player metrics, real-time positional data and video footage.

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One will be allocated to a designated team analyst in the stands, who will be able to communicate via a chat tool with the second device user on the bench.

Information provided by the new system is intended to be assessed both in-game and at half-time, as well as in post-match debriefings.

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The implementation of the analysis tools, which has been approved by the rule-making International Football Association Board, follows FIFA’s concerted move towards technology, with the usage of the video assistant referee having already been confirmed for Russia.