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.

26 November 2018

Behind the scenes: Goal-Line Technology

Two weeks ahead of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018™, we have gone up to roof of the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain to take a look at the Goal-line Technology cameras.

12 November 2018

ISEA Blog Challenge Winner – Situation Awareness Wearable

In March 2018, the Football Technology Innovation Department attended the International Sport Engineering Association (ISEA) Conference in Brisbane, Australia.

29 October 2018

Sport Engineering Masters Project with Sheffield Hallam University

Our world is changing faster than ever due to continuous advances in technology, leaving organisations with two options: adapt to change or lead through innovation.

15 October 2018

Interview with Dr. Grant Duthie

The core research team for FIFA’s Electronic Performance and Tracking Systems (EPTS) validation study included Dr. Grant Duthie from the Australian Catholic University who has a wealth of experience using athlete tracking in a number of sports.

01 October 2018

The Making of the Video Operation Room (VOR)

VAR premiered at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ and will now feature in many other competitions in the coming years.

17 September 2018

PitchRater App: improving football pitches through direct player feedback.

An innovative project was launched in Scotland in 2016 seeking professional player feedback concerning the surfaces they played on week in week out.

03 September 2018

Interview with Victoria University’s Prof. Robert Aughey

Following a lengthy consultation process with key stakeholders in football, FIFA commissioned a large-scale study – the largest of its kind to date – to assess the validity of Electronic Performance and Tracking Systems.

20 August 2018

The beginning of a new era: Mexican Football Technological Innovation Centre

Following months of planning, the Liga MX/Ascenso MX and the Mexican Football Association took the strategic decision to launch a new technological innovation centre.

06 August 2018

The Making of a Football

What impact is technology having on football production? The FIFA Quality Programme met with some manufacturers and members of the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry to find out.

04 June 2018

The Hidden Technologies at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™

With only a few days to go until the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ kicks off, the Football Technology Innovation team is in the final preparations and functionality tests of the technologies that are set to be used throughout the tournament in Russia.