Synthetic turf yarn brittleness tested

Labosport has presented the first results of their research on the brittleness of synthetic turf yarn in different colours to the FIFA Technical Advisory Group. The testing institute took 30 yarns (11 green, 11 associated white and 8 yarns in blue, yellow, and red, respectively) and submitted these to a total of 600 tests to establish their brittleness after extensive exposure to UV light.

Pitches, balls to be sterilised when football resumes

Leagues are considering to sterilize balls and pitches frequently in order to minimise the chance of players getting infected by the novel coronavirus, once football resumes. Most leagues have been on hold since early March due to the pandemic and stakeholders have been drawing up plans to complete the current season in a bid to avoid catastrophic financial losses.