#AsianCup2019 after 12 games: a look at fouls, yellow cards, goals and referees

Twelve games have been played in the 2019 Asian Cup football tournament (link). I am using the official AFC website for some secondary data analysis.

In this post, I look at some of the data relating to fouls penalised, yellow cards, goals scored and the referees involved.

I have used ggplot2 (link) and ggrepel (link) for some very basic visualisations:

2018 #WorldCup Referees for the last two games of the tournament

FIFA has announced the referees and officials for the last two games of the 2018 World Cup.

Alireza Faghani of Iran will referee theĀ  match for Third Place between Belgium and England.

Nestor Pitana of Argentina will referee the Final between France and Croatia. Nestor has refereed both teams during the Knockout Phase of the tournament (Croatia v Denmark, France v Uruguay).

I have been collecting referee data from the official FIFA website. My record of Alireza and Nestor’s performances in the games they have officiated is:

Ball in Play Percentage

Their games:

Ball in Play and Fouls Awarded

Their games:

Fouls Awarded and Yellow Card Cautions

Their games: