Electronic Performance and Tracking Systems

by Noor Tasnim

FIFA officials examine the applications of wearable technology in football (FIFATV, 2016). 

The 2018 World Cup in Russia will be the first Men’s World Cup to be hosted after FIFA and the International Football Association Board (IFAB) permitted players to wear Electronic Performance and and Tracking System (EPTS) devices during matches in 2015 (FIFA.com, 2015). Although such devices have been used in the training ground for many years, the ability to wear them during actual matches opens endless opportunities and will change the future of football. Use this page to examine the evolution of EPTS in football, how it works, the companies that will be supplying the World Cup teams, and its future applications in the beautiful sport.


History and FIFA Regulations (1)


Function & Top Producers (2)


Future of EPTS (3)

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FIFA.com. (2015, October 8). FIFA and IFAB to develop global standard for electronic performance and tracking systems. Retrieved April 28, 2018, from http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=10/news=fifa-and-ifab-to-develop-global-standard-for-electronic-performance-an-2709918.html

FIFATV. (2016). The Future of Football: Wearable Technology. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jmn5dfZX1u4

Image References

1) FIFA. (2015). English: Logo of FIFA.Français : Logo de la FIFA.Español: Logotipo de la FIFA.Deutsch: Logo der FIFA.Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:FIFA_logo_without_slogan.svg

2) Free Image on Pixabay – Ehr, Emr, Electronic Medical Record. (n.d.). Retrieved April 28, 2018, from /en/ehr-emr-electronic-medical-record-1476525/

3) UK, B. (2016). Wearable Devices and Smart Watches for Fitness and Hospital Health Tracking[Photo]. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/brother-uk/31501281284/