Performance at #AC2015: Group Games



This post follows the format I used to report on the Asian Cup Group Games in 2011.
The data I am using for 2015 are available here. They are secondary data extracted from the official website.

Goal Scoring

61 goals were scored in the 24 Group Games in the 2015 Asian Cup.
The team that scored first won in 20 and lost in 4 of the Group Games. There were no drawn games in the Group Games in 2015.
The four games that were the exceptions to the team scoring first and winning: Kuwait (v Australia); Qatar (v UAE); DPR Korea (v Saudi Arabia); Uzbekistan (v China).

Performance in Relation to Elo Ratings

19 of the 24 Group Games were won by teams with a higher Elo Rating compared to their opponents.
The exceptions were: DPR Korea (v Saudi Arabia); Uzbekistan (v China); Jordan (v Iraq); Australia (v Korea Republic); Qatar (v Bahrain).
DPR Korea and Uzbekistan scored first in their respective games.

Goal Scorers

A list of goal scorers in the 2015 Asian Cup Group Games can be found here.
The 61 goals were scored in the following game intervals:
GC Goals AC15


The Group Games were refereed by:
Referees GC AC15
There were three red cards given by referees in Group Games. Two of these were after a second yellow card. Ri Jong-yik (DPR Korea) was sent off in the 76th minute for a red card offence in the game against Saudi Arabia.

Photo Credit

IMG_1082 (Nasya Bahfen, CC BY-ND 2.0)


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