The Innovation Blog

The Innovation Blog provides an insight into the technology developments and quality standards in football but also highlights how other sports manage technology.

06 November 2019

A glance at the future: FIFA discusses sustainability of Football Turf and for the first time, hosts a test area at the FSB

The International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities (FSB) currently takes place in Cologne. 

21 October 2019

The Application of Technology: Video Assistant Referee (VAR)

VAR has become a staple in the football world with many competitions and leagues using the technology in 2019. Thus far, five new countries have been approved through the IAAP process by The IFAB and FIFA in 2019 to use the technology. This video summarizes the basics of VAR.

09 October 2019

Request for information for the provision of a Local Positioning System (LPS) infrastructure

Data is now a well-established commodity in the football landscape. 

23 September 2019

Tested footballs being used for a good cause

Every year FIFA tests hundreds of footballs as part of the FIFA Quality Programme for Footballs to ensure that each football meets the quality standards stipulated in the Laws of the Game.

11 September 2019

Technology improving how injuries are reviewed

Football has become faster than ever. Players are expected to push their limits and fight for every ball throughout all matches of any competition. With such high intensity and pace, incidents and collisions between football players are frequent and require exhaustive monitoring.

26 August 2019

Accuracy of virtual offside lines put to the test

The fast-paced nature of football grips audiences around the world. Blink and you could potentially miss a decisive pass or the game-winning goal. 

12 August 2019

How fans stay informed about VAR decisions

During the 52 matches of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™ in France 535 incidents were checked by the Video Assistant Referees and only 29 of the referee’s decisions had to be corrected after reviewing them. 

 

29 July 2019

Putting tested footballs to good use

Every year FIFA tests hundreds of footballs as part of the FIFA Quality Programme for Footballs to ensure that each football meets the quality standards stipulated in the Laws of the Game.

15 July 2019

FIFA launches world’s first Quality Programme for Futsal Floor Surfaces

Besides 11-a-side football, FIFA is also the governing body for various other formats of the game including Futsal.

01 July 2019

New Global Standard for EPTS

The FIFA Quality Programme for EPTS: how this new global standard helps users of Electronic Performance and Tracking Systems select a provider according to their needs