Spanish arbitration is going through the worst moment in history, always criticized, always in question, surrounded by all controversy. He Negreira case It has hit the entire refereeing establishment very hard, and this could affect the referees in some way when it comes to managing their emotions on the pitch or in the VOR room.
It is not being a dream season for the referees, Negreira case some large errors are added that have delved deeper into the wound. The last controversy occurred in the game that closed the 24th day of the League between Osasuna and Celtic. A goal from abde was annulled for an alleged offside of the Chimy Avila.
The controversy arose because, in the images shown by the VAR, the elbow of the player was taken as a reference. chimy and the shoulder of the defender Celtic. The Navarrese team complained that there were no clear images from the VAR in which they could see that the chimy started in the wrong position at the time of hitting abde which later ended in a goal.
The truth is that the tool that Spanish referees have to check for offsides is obsolete, it is not good and it is useless for these tight actions. The low resolution of the image, taking into account that the camera shot is far away, choosing the correct ‘frame’, and sometimes, not adjusting the lines correctly by the VAR referee can lead to error, or rather, lead to to doubt whether or not the right decision is being made.
That’s why the League The Spanish urgently needs the semi-automatic offside that has been used in the worldin European competitions and even in the Spain Supercup. At this time, there is still no official confirmation that next season the League going to have this technology, which would mean a breath of fresh air for the Spanish referees and which would be very welcome in these difficult times. Well, as I said, subtracting their responsibilities when determining these tight offsides would be of great help. An installation by the way, which does not depend on the Technical Committee of Referees nor of the Real spanish soccer federationbut it is the exclusive competence of the League.
And while we wait for news about it, in OKDIARIO we can anticipate that in the final of the Copa del Rey which will be held at the stadium The Charterhouse of Seville will have the semi-automatic offside. In fact, work to adapt the Seville stadium has already begun. It involves the installation of 12 monitoring cameras that capture the movements of each player 50 times per second (at 29 points on the body that can be used to score a goal) and the ball itself so that, in the event of being offside in an action of VARNotify the referees in the VOR room.
So now you know, at the end of the Copa del Reywhere the two winning teams of the qualifying rounds between Real Madrid–FC Barcelona and Osasuna–Athleticthere may be controversies, but these will not be related to the offside, or yes…