FIFA publishes standards for natural playing surfaces

FIFA has published its Test Manual for natural pitches, thereby ‘laying the first brick for the new Quality Programme for Natural Playing Surfaces’ the football governing body claims.

The Test Manual is the first of more development to come in the next months.

The FIFA Quality Programme for Natural Playing Surfaces provides a standardised testing procedure and reporting format so that clubs and competition organisers can use the same criteria to compare the quality of natural playing surfaces.

The full document can be found here

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