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.
20 May 2019
EPTS expert group meets to conclude research phase
Following 4 years of consultation with industry and football stakeholders in which the key challenges were identified and determined, FIFA invited the members of its expert group to present the findings of the validation study of EPTS systems and launch the procedure for systems to be approved under this new Quality Programme.
07 May 2019
Team Analyst Workshop
The decision of the IFAB in March 2018 to allow the use of small handheld devices within the technical area opened a new frontier for football performance analysts.
05 March 2019
How to best quantify football?
More data to describe and analyse football matches provided from a number of sources is available than ever before quantifying every aspect of the game. To counteract new controversies, FIFA aims to help stakeholders better understand some of these key statistics.
11 February 2019
Sustainability meets football production
As part of the overall objective to improve sustainability in football, the FIFA Quality Programme carried out an industry survey to establish which developments in the life cycle of the ball will help achieve this target.
28 January 2019
Electronic Performance Tracking Systems Validation Study
Football Technology Innovation department at FIFA conducted a research study with Victoria University at the Mini Estadi, in Barcelona
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.