Qatar 2022, football in X-rays, Football Intelligence makes its debut at the World Cup

During the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, the International Federation will share the most modern insights, metrics and performance data in tournament history with television and online audiences around the world, along with participating teams and their players. Developed by the Fifa High Performance team and led by FIFA’s head of global football development Arsène Wengerthe advanced football intelligence service will offer new and exciting parameters to enrich the coverage and analysis of every match of the 2022 World Cup.

Each match will have its own unique set of in-match and post-match enhanced football intelligence images presented as augmented reality and traditional graphics. These new stats break down each area of ​​the game down to the finest detail and provide operational definitions and multiple video examples to clearly define each action. This will allow for an analysis not only of what is happening on the ball, but also of the movements and interactions around and off the ball for teams and players when both in possession and off. Using this data, FIFA will be able to conduct post-match longitudinal analyzes to understand how the game is evolving over time, as well as development analysis to better understand what it takes to progress from junior to senior level in both men’s and women’s matches. in the female ones.

“We would like to share our vision of using football data analytics combined with expert technical interpretation to create new football intelligence, enabling everyone to better understand the game,” says Wenger. “Greater football intelligence will be our model for how we analyze football in the future. When we discover new insights, we want to share them with the world of football. With our online Fifa Training Center, we have a fantastic vehicle to do so. my team will continue to deliver new and in-depth football analysis content to help share new knowledge of the game combined with performance data, video examples and technical explanations. ”

The team Fifa High Performance includes football analysts, data scientists and data engineers and has developed innovative technology to provide innovative parameters and insights. At the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 they will be introduced 11 new parameters: Control of ball possession; Recovery time of the ball; Line interruptions; Height of the defensive line and length of the team; Last third of the court; Forced turnover; Pressure on the ball; Expected objectives; Team form; Reception behind the midfield and defensive lines; Phases of the game.