RFID Technology Added to FIFA World Cup 2022

RFID Technology Added to FIFA World Cup 2022


RFID is regarded as one of the most important ten technologies in this century. Although this technology has existed for a long time, it was not until Wal Mart, a large supermarket chain in the United States, required its suppliers to attach RFID tags to their goods that an RFID storm began. There is a precedent for the application of RFID technology in the field of sports. This kind of RFID ticket was used in the football World Cup since 2006, and other sports has also achieved good results.

What is RFID Technology?

RFID (radio frequency identification) is a form of wireless communication that incorporates the use of electromagnetic or electrostatic coupling in the radio frequency portion of the electromagnetic spectrum to uniquely identify an object , animal or person. A complete set of RFID system is composed of three parts: Reader, TAG and application software system. It is a non-contact automatic identification technology, which automatically identifies target objects and obtains relevant data through RF signals

What is the benefit of RFID technology in  World Cup 2022?

1. The use of  RFID technology tickets provides security for the game. The electronic tag of the tickets stores the identity information of the ticket buyer. The ticket holders entering the game must have the same identity as the ticket buyers, effectively preventing the occurrence of security problems from the source. The use of RFID tickets can also effectively prevent fake tickets and scalper ticket scalping, and improve the speed of ticket checking.

2. Helps the referees to resolve controversial goals and out of bounds decisions, and also provides strong technical support for the team coach to analyze the technical and tactical application of players on the field.

3.Helps the football players’ daily training by analyzing the angle, strength and height of the shot.


How RFID technology do in FIFA World Cup 2022 ?

The space (non-contact) coupling of RF signals is realized between the electronic tag and the reader through coupling elements. In the coupling channel, energy transfer and data exchange are realized according to the timing relationship. There are two types of RF signal coupling between reader and tag: inductive coupling and electromagnetic backscatter coupling. Inductive coupling is realized by space high-frequency alternating magnetic field, which is based on the electromagnetic induction law. Inductive coupling mode is generally suitable for short range radio frequency identification systems working at medium and low frequencies. The identification distance is less than one meter. The ticket identification system of the World Cup uses this coupling mode. The electromagnetic backscatter coupling works according to the radar principle model, that is, the emitted electromagnetic wave reflects when it hits the target and carries back the target information at the same time. Based on the spatial propagation law of electromagnetic wave, the electromagnetic backscatter coupling mode is generally suitable for high-frequency and microwave remote radio frequency identification systems. The recognition distance is more than one meter. A built-in electronic tag football is produced to facilitate the search of the ball after it is lost.

1.All tickets for the World Cup use RFID technology.


2.RFID electronic chips are set inside the football and on the players. The reader and writer scan the whole field at the rate of 2000~./min to determine the positions of the players and the ball on the court in full time. This system can not only help referees solve controversial goals and out of bounds decisions, but also provide strong technical support for team coaches to analyze the use of players' skills and tactics on the field.


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