FIFA plans to share detailed data from every World Cup match in Qatar to give fans insight… as head of global development Arsene Wenger insists he ‘wants to help everyone understand the game better’
FIFA will reveal that they will share detailed match data, images and videos of every World Cup match in Qatar.
All 32 teams, supporters and broadcasters will be able to access the information through a new performance analysis service.
The service, led by Arsene Wenger, FIFA’s head of global football development and developed by the world governing body’s High Performance team, provides insights into 11 stats, including expected goals, possession and phases of play.
FIFA shares detailed match data, images and videos from every World Cup match in Qatar
Each match has its own unique set of enhanced football intelligence images during and after the match, presented as augmented reality and traditional graphics.
“These new stats break down every area of the game in great detail and provide operational definitions and multiple video samples to clearly define each action.”
FIFA has also set up a specialized coaching website with detailed video explanations of each stat.
Arsene Wenger, FIFA’s head of global football development, said making the data available is “to help everyone understand the game better”.
Former Arsenal manager Wenger said making the data readily available was intended to “help everyone understand the game better”.
“Improved football intelligence will be our blueprint for how we analyze football in the future,” he added.
“We would like to share our vision on how to use football data analysis combined with expert technical interpretation to create a new football intelligence.
“My team will continue to deliver new and insightful football analytics content to help share new insights into the game along with performance data, video samples and technical explanations.”