#WWC2015 and #WC2014: Comparing Ball in Play After 12 Games


FIFA have provided ball in play data for the 2014 and 2015 World Cups.

Today is the start of round 2 of the group games for #WWC2015.

I thought I would compare ball in play comparisons for both World Cup tournaments. I have selected the first 12 games in both tournaments.

In 2014 the profile of ball in play was:


The range of ball in play time was from the 63 minutes in the England v Italy game to 53 minutes in the opening Brazil v Croatia  game.

In 2015, the profile is:


The range in this tournament is 59 minutes in the Brazil v Korea Republic game and 42 minutes in the Colombia v Mexico game.

The comparison profile of both tournaments after 12 games is:


Photo Credit

FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 – Edmonton (IQRemix, CC BY-SA 2.0)

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