Loughborough’s FIFA collaboration paves way for turf testing

Artificial turf football pitch

It’s hoped a partnership involving Loughborough University and football’s governing body will improve the durability, safety and performance of artificial pitches.

FIFA have this week issued new testing methods and introduced new testing devices which will be used to assess artificial playing surfaces in line with the highest industry standards.

The changes are the first since 2015 – when the FIFA Test Manual for Football Turf was last updated.