Research & Development | EPTS Standard Data Format

Following the mandate from the IFAB in 2015 to create global standards for Electronic Performance and Tracking Systems (EPTS), FIFA has sought industry and football expertise to provide solutions for the sport. One axis of this research was the development of a data transfer standard format to make data from different sources and providers comparable without the need for numerous APIs. The attached documentation provides the first version of this standard which will be continuously updated as data and technology evolve.

Standard Data Format Documentation (PDF)

FIFA Data Transfer Format (XSD)

Example of Raw Data (TXT)

Example of Raw Data (XML)

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About the IMS Standard for Wearable Tracking Devices

The FIFA Football Technology Innovation Department is working on the standardisation of electronic performance and tracking systems (EPTS) and thereby looking to provide guidance to football’s stakeholders in regard to the use of EPTS in competitive..

Research & Development | EPTS Standard Data Format

Following the mandate from the IFAB in 2015 to create global standards for Electronic Performance and Tracking Systems (EPTS), FIFA has sought industry and football expertise to provide solutions for the sport.

Electronic Performance & Tracking Systems

Electronic performance and Tracking Systems (EPTS), which include camera-based and wearable technologies, are used to control and improve player and team performance.

EPTS Testing Process

After a period of extensive research and consultation, FIFA has developed a Quality Programme for Electronic Performance Tracking Systems (EPTS). This programme has been developed as a method to quantify the accuracies of the various systems available.