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.

14 February 2018

Football turf recycling

With the increased awareness for the protection of the environment, waste management and recycling has become a highly discussed topic in many industries. FIFA has committed itself to supporting and improving the awareness of recycling football turf fields once they have reached the end of their lifecycles.

01 February 2018

Innovation Labs in Football

Milan Lab was one of the first centers that invested in sports science in 2002. In light of increased data in sport, many other clubs have followed and very few elite football clubs are without a sports science department or innovation lab today.

16 January 2018

The challenge of offside for VAR

With the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee experiments in 2016, many leagues and competitions, but also technical providers have gained valuable experience in offline and live testing.

16 January 2018

How three sports came together over artificial turf

World Rugby, the Fédération Internationale de Hockey (FIH) and FIFA have had a memorandum of understanding in place for a number of years with the common goal of ensuring high quality artificial turf in their respective sports.

16 January 2018

Aerodynamics 101

Zico, David Beckham and Andrea Pirlo; legends of the free kick game, all mastered the technique to repeatedly place the ball out of reach of the flailing goalkeeper to find the back of the net, scoring many important goals in the process.