What does the Fifa-Logo say about your soccer ball?
In 2016 Fifa improved the criteria for the quality seal on soccer balls. But what are the criteria and what do they mean?
The FIFA Quality Logo on a soccer ball means the ball passed tests in weight, scope, roundness, rebound, water absorbation, loss of pressure and preservation of shape and size.
If there is a FIFA Quality Pro Logo on the soccer ball the ball passed severe tests, for example Official Matchballs
If your ball has such a Fifa Emblem it is probably a better ball for matches and for training than a soccer ball without Fifa testing.
Some criteria for a Fifa approved soccer ball in size 5:
|scope||68cm - 70cm|
|weight||410g - 450g||pressure||in 72h max. 25% pressure loss|
|rebound||125cm - 155cm from 2.0m at 20°C|
|roundness||max. 1,8% deviation to perfect sphere|
More about (Fifa.com)
Based on the code unter the icon you can see which balls are identical to each other:
|404.A1M||Telstar Top Replique|
|202.A1T/202.A1R||Telstar Official Matchball|
|202.Y4O||Champions League Final 13 and 14 Competition, Torfabrik 2013/14 Competition, Pro Ligue 1 2013/14 Competition, FEF 2013 Competition|
|202.A1M||EU Qualifiers 2018, +Winter|
|202.W8S||Brazuca, +Final, +Winter||202.A8J||Jabulani, +Final, +Winter|
Certified Balls (Fifa.com)