The contactless chips embedded in 2018 Fifa World Cup tickets and the NFC chips in the competition¡¯s Adidas Telstar 18 official match balls have both been supplied by NXP, the chip maker has revealed.
¡°To prevent illicit trading and ticket fraud, and increase overall event security, all official 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia tickets are equipped with NXP¡¯s Mifare Ultralight EV1 contactless IC, smart radio frequency identification (RFID) chip featuring an authenticity check through a special originality signature,¡± NXP explains.
¡°Embedded inside each ticket, the IC stores information about the admission and the ticket¡¯s originality, thus protecting spectators from counterfeits while also providing the Fifa World Cup organizers greater visibility into these grey markets.¡±
Each of the official match balls, meanwhile, ¡°generates a unique identifier, unlocking exclusive content and information for the consumer. The personalized and location-aware experience displays specific details of each ball and provides access to challenges.¡±