Innovation Road Map


FIFA’s mission is to spread football globally and one of the goals of The Vision 2020-2023 is to leverage technology in the development of the game and improvement of the football experience. 

Testing new technology.

First testing event of new technologies at FIFA Club World Cup 2019

25 Feb 2020

Innovation Road Map to 2022

After the successful implementation of the video assistant referee (VAR) system following its incorporation into the Laws of the Game in March 2018, FIFA would like to further improve VAR technology at all levels of the game.


VAR "light" concept taking shape

The FIFA Working Group for Innovation Excellence met on 27 October to coordinate the next steps in the development of VAR technology. Meeting for the fourth time, 13 competition organisers, who are experienced with the use of VAR technology, used a...

VAR Technology Tests Conducted During FIFA Club World Cup 2020™

After the first offline trials of semi-automated offside technology at the FIFA Club World Cup™ in December 2019, earlier this year in February, the new technology was installed at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium...

FIFA Organises Remote Demonstration Of Advanced Offside Technology

After the first test of semi-automated offside technology at the FIFA Club World Cup in December 2019 in Qatar, FIFA organised another demonstration of an advanced offside technology. Due to the current travel restrictions, FIFA invited the members o...

FIFA VAR Technology Tests Conducted Successfully On KNVB Campus

The KNVB campus played host to a two-day VAR technology test event on 4-5 March 2020, under the umbrella of FIFA and its new working group for innovation excellence.

FIFA establishes working group to develop next steps for VAR technology

The video assistant referee (VAR) system has become a household name in the industry and has a major role to play in enhancing the transparency and quality of the game of football. This technology not only provides a supportive tool to improve refere...