Winning First: Women’s World Cup Football

Last week, I wrote about winning first in cricket (link). That post was informed by a generic interest in winning first in tournament play. I did follow closely, the 2019 Women’s Football World Cup and have a Google Sheet of the tournament (link). One of my interests was how the Elo rated teams performed. My … Continue reading Winning First: Women’s World Cup Football

Goalkeepers at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019

I have been looking at a Shiny App to share information about goalkeepers at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The App (link) gives the reader a number of choices to explore the data shared by FIFA in their Match Summaries. Data are shared as scatter and density plots. A copy of the code for … Continue reading Goalkeepers at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019

StatsBomb and Women’s World Cup Football Data

In 2018, StatsBomb announced the release of free data on women’s football (link). The announcement included this observation: Not only do we believe that analysis of the Women’s game deserves equal attention as the Men’s game, we know that by doing this better, we will improve the overall understanding of the game. We also want … Continue reading StatsBomb and Women’s World Cup Football Data