Another important step towards further developing the quality of footballs was taken at the annual meeting of licensees of the FIFA Quality Programme for Footballs at ISPO in Munich.
The licensees teamed up with research institutes and universities to launch a competence initiative to improve the quality of footballs as well as their influence on the game.
Initial results of the studies commenced over the past year were also presented at the meeting:
As a result of these insights and the productive discussions that took place at the licensee meeting, a working group of licensees, research institutes, universities and FIFA has been formed to focus on managing and further developing quality criteria for footballs under the “Quality for your Game” banner.
The working group will meet regularly to discuss specific issues and results of research as well as to analyse the extent to which these could affect the quality of balls.