A Cann Diagram to compare Elo Ratings and FIFA Rankings: 2018 World Cup

I have compiled a Cann Diagram to compare Elo Ratings and FIFA Rankings prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Jenny Cann shared her first diagram in 1998. In it she sought to visualise the gaps between teams in the English Premier League in terms of points. My 2018 version uses rating and ranking positions: … Continue reading A Cann Diagram to compare Elo Ratings and FIFA Rankings: 2018 World Cup

Predicting the outcome of the 2018 FIFA World Cup using Elo ratings

Introduction The 2018 FIFA World Cup starts in a week’s time. The first game is between Russia and Saudi Arabia in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. In the most recent World Football Elo Ratings (8 June 2018) Russia is rated 44 and Saudi Arabia 63. (The  FIFA Rankings place Russia 70 and Saudi Arabia 67.) … Continue reading Predicting the outcome of the 2018 FIFA World Cup using Elo ratings

2014 World Cup: Elo Ratings 2 June

These are the Elo Ratings of the teams who have qualified for the World Cup. The Ratings were published on 2 June. FiveThirtyEight Ritchie King, Allison McCann and Matthew Conlen have produced their World Predictions today. They are using ESPN’s Soccer Power Index to calculate their outcomes. Their model has used 10,000 simulations as a … Continue reading 2014 World Cup: Elo Ratings 2 June