VOL | FIFA announces dates for VOL tests 2019

For the recently launched FIFA Quality Programme for Virtual Offside Lines (VOL) FIFA is inviting all interested providers of VOL to participate in the 2019 testing & certification event.

Providers of Virtual Offside Line technologies who are interested in certifying their systems to the FIFA standard for VOL must prove that their systems meet the requirements of the FIFA Quality Programme. The next test event for this (round robin) will be organised by FIFA from 2 to 5 September 2019 in Leganés and Getafe, Spain.

The provisional time schedule for the event is a following:

2 September | Site inspection, set-up & kick-off meeting
3 September | Test Stadium 1
4 September | Transfer & set up at Stadium 2
5 September | Test Stadium 2

 To participate at the round robin providers of VOL are asked to submit their application documents to FIFA (quality@fifa.org) until 20 August 2019.
Further information about the round robin will be shared with interested parties/participants upon registration with FIFA.

Key information

Date | 2 – 5 September 2019
Stadiums | Leganés & Getafe, Spain
Application deadline | 20 August 2019

About the round robin

The round robin for Virtual Offside Lines is the test event at which providers of Virtual Offside Lines can demonstrate to FIFA that their systems are compliant with the requirements of the FIFA Quality Programme. In a stadium environment VOL providers have to demonstrate that their systems can create accurate virtual offside lines. In order to achieve the certification by FIFA each provider has to pass the test at two different stadiums.

FIFA is organising the round robin for VOL at least once a year or if needed on a more regular basis.