FIFA has had a rough couple months after a number of its top officials were accused of corruption, however, that's not stopping the organization from trying to improve the future of soccer.

FIFA is requesting that manufacturers of wearable fitness tracking systems present their technology in November, with FIFA aiming to create one standard for the sport in general that may eventually be used during official matches.

In a nutshell, the idea is that all the teams under the FIFA umbrella will use the same fitness tracking technology for training purposes. Eventually, this technology could be used during live matches and will be helpful to people like doctors and coaches who will be on the sidelines.

The announcement comes as every club uses its own technological training techniques, so the goal here is basically to create a method that works equally for everyone. This will not only help things become more unified for FIFA, but it will also help make things more fair across clubs.

In fact, it wasn't until recently that the use of tracking systems was even allowed for FIFA teams, and they still aren't permitted during matches, so it's interesting that after recently lifting this ban, FIFA is trying to make things a little more fair for teams.

Of course, the technology used has some guidelines. The key is that it needs to have medical benefits to prevent people from getting hurt and needs to not pose any danger to any of the athletes.

It will certainly be interesting to see what kinds of technology ideas pop up. It will also be interesting to see how fitness statistics play into matches or if they become a part of how commentators report games.

Source: Sport Techie

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