Act Global Completes FIFA Goal Project at Brazil’s National Training Center

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Famous Brazilian football team trains on professional quality artificial turf from Act Global.

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Xtreme Turf from Act Global installed at the National Training Center in Brazil

Act Global was selected because of their high-quality artificial turf and commitment to FIFA international performance standards.

With the recent installation of a FIFA Recommended Two Star synthetic turf pitch from Act Global, the Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF) has one of the top playing surfaces in the world. The FIFA Two Star mark indicates a field which is assured to meet the highest international performance and quality standards for elite level football.

Bordered by lofty mountains, and situated at an elevation of 871 meters outside Rio de Janeiro, the site of the CBF Training Center is picturesque. The new synthetic turf pitch was installed as part of a FIFA Goal Project, which enables member associations to fulfill developments which advance football in their countries. Act Global was selected because of their high-quality artificial turf and commitment to FIFA international performance standards.

FIFA Recommended Two Star pitches meet the most stringent requirements for top-class international sport, tailored towards the specific needs of elite football. To be awarded this mark, pitches are required to undergo two phases of rigorous laboratory and field testing conducted by FIFA-accredited institutes. Sports Labs performed field testing at the training center, for deformation, shock absorption, energy restitution, ball roll, ball rebound, traction, torsion and aesthetics. The tests were run multiple times on various surface points to ensure precise results. The field was determined to meet the top professional quality and performance standards to earn FIFA Two Star certification.

The original construction of the CBF Training Center was the first Goal Project implemented in Brazil, completed in 2005, to help elevate football education and training in this top football nation. The famous Brazilian national football team is the only national team to have played in every FIFA World Cup, and with five World Cup victories, they currently hold the title for most wins. In 2014, Brazil will also host the FIFA World Cup.

As part of the CBF International Programs, youth, college and professional players from around the world can access this world-class facility. CBF International offers team travel packages, coaching education, individual training, football camps, goalkeeper programs, facility tours and more.

Over the last seven years, Act Global has been awarded a total of 15 FIFA Goal Projects in Africa, Asia and South America.

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