Goal Scoring at in the Women’s Football Tournament in #Rio2016

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Introduction

I have a record of 66 goals scored at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in Rio 2016. This total does not include goals scored in penalty shoot outs.

My data are curated here.

As with other tournaments, I have recorded when goals are scored and have grouped these in time intervals. I use 15 minute segments of time as these correspond with extra time periods.

Some goals are scored in time added on at the end of each half of a game. I am mindful of these goals and note them in my record of the game.

When Were Goals Scored?

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Three of the Stage Two games were decided by penalty shoot outs (Sweden v USA; Brazil v Australia; Sweden v Brazil). No goals were scored in extra time in these games.

Goal Scorers

The goal scorers (with links to their FIFA profile) in the Tournament were:

GoalGameScorerCountryTime
11Nilla FischerSweden76
22Janine BeckieCanada1
32Christine SinclairCanada80
43MonicaBrazil36
53Andressa AlvesBrazil59
63CristianeBrazil90
74Sara DabritzGermany22
84Alexandra PoppGermany36
94Kudakwashe BasopoZimbabwe50
104Melanie BehringerGermany53
114Melanie BehringerGermany78
124Melanie LeupolzGermany83
134Eunice Chibanda (OG)Germany90
145Carli LloydUSA9
155Alex MorganUSA46
166Carolina Arias (OG)France2
176Eugenie Le SommerFrance14
186Camile AbilyFrance42
196Amel MajriFrance82
GoalGameScorerCountryTime
207Janine BeckieCanada7
217Christine SinclairCanada19
227Janine BeckieCanada35
237Mavis ChiranduZimbabwe86
248Carli LloydUSA63
259Samantha KerrAustralia6
269Caitlin FoordAustralia45
279Sara DabritzGermany45+2
289Saskia BartusiakGermany88
2910Yasha GuChina45+1
3010Ruyin TanChina87
3111Amber HearnNew Zealand31
3212BeatrizBrazil21
3312CristianeBrazil24
3412MartaBrazil44
3512MartaBrazil80
3612BeatrizBrazil86
3712Lotta SchelinSweden89
GoalGameScorerCountryTime
3813Lisa De VannaAustralia2
3913Claire PolkinghorneAustralia15
4013Alanna KennedyAustralia37
4113Kyah SimonAustralia50
4213Michelle HeymanAustralia55
4313Michelle HeymanAustralia66
4413Emmaculate MsipaZimbabwe90+1
4514Melanie BehringerGermany13
4614Melissa TancrediCanada26
4714Melissa TancrediCanada60
4815Eugenie Le SommerFrance38
4915Louisa CadamuroFrance63
5015Louisa CadamuroFrance91
5116Catalina UsmeColombia26
5216Crystal DunnUSA41
5316Mallory PughUSA60
5416Catalina UsmeColombia90
GoalGameScorerCountryTime
5517Stina BlacksteniusSweden61
5617Alex MorganUSA77
5718Melanie BehringerGermany76
5819Sophie SchmidtCanada56
5922Melanie BehringerGermany21
6022Sara DabritzGermany59
6123Deanne RoseCanada25
6223Christine SinclairCanada52
6323BeatrizBrazil79
6424Dzsenifer MarozsanGermany48
6524Linda Sembrant (OG)Germany62
6624Stina BlacksteniusSweden67

This table includes four goals that were scored in time added on at the end of each half (2 in the first half and two in the second half).

Scoring The First Goal

In the Group Games, the team that scored first did not lose in 15 of the 16 games played. Two of these 15 games were draws (Australia v Germany and Colombia v USA). The only team to score first and lose was Germany v Canada.

In Stage Two, the team that scored first did not lose any of the 6 games played. Sweden drew with the USA after scoring first but won the game in a penalty shoot out.

FIFA Ranking

Sweden (ranked 6th) and Canada (ranked 10th) were the two teams that played above their FIFA rankings in this Tournament.

Photo Credit

Asllani and Schelin make a secret sign? (Blondinrikard Fröberg, CC BY 2.0)

Women’s Olympic Football Tournament 2016: Round 2 Group Games

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Introduction

Games in Round 2 of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in Rio were completed on 6 August.

The schedule of games can be found here.

I am aggregating some of the data from the tournament in this Google Sheet.

Secondary Data

I am collecting data from the FIFA website. I am making the assumption that the data shared there provide a record of fact assured by FIFA.

I am interested in:

  • When goals are scored.
  • Performance compared to FIFA ranking.
  • The team that scores the first goal.
  • The discipline of each team (cards received).

Goals Scored Round 2

There were 18 goals scored in the six games of Round 2 of the tournament.

The scorers were:

R2 Goals

My Google Sheet has hyperlinks to information about each goalscorer.

Time Intervals

I am using fifteen minute time intervals to record when goals are scored in the tournament. I am mindful of the issue of additional time after 45 and 90 minutes and how these might be accounted. For the purposes of this tournament I will note any goals scored in time added on at the end of each half. (In Round 2, Sara Dabritz (Germany) scored her goal at 45+2 in the game against Australia. Yasha Gu (China) scored her goal at 45+1 in the game against South Africa.)

In Round 2, the profile of goals scored was:

R2 Time

FIFA Ranking and Scoring First

Five of the six games in Round 2 were won by the team scoring first. Australia scored first against Germany and drew the game.

The higher FIFA ranked team won four of the six games played in Round 2. Germany (FIFA rank 2) drew with Australia (5). Brazil (8) defeated Sweden (6).

The FIFA rankings of the teams in the tournament are:

Ranking

Discipline

There were 14 yellow cards given by referees in Round 2.   There was one straight red card for Abby Erceg of New Zealand in the 88th minute of the game against Colombia.

Photo Credit

Olympic Stadium (FIFA Women’s world Cup, Twitter)

Women’s Olympic Football Tournament 2016: Round 1 Group Games

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Introduction

The Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in Rio has started. Round 1 games were played on Wednesday 3 August.

The schedule of games can be found here.

I am aggregating some of the data from the tournament in this Google Sheet.

It is my small contribution to conversations about sport data focussed on women’s performance.

Secondary Data

I am collecting data from the FIFA website. I am making the assumption that the data shared there provide a record of fact assured by FIFA.

I am interested in:

  • When goals are scored.
  • Performance compared to FIFA ranking.
  • The team that scores the first goal.
  • The discipline of each team (cards received).

Goals Scored Round 1

There were 19 goals scored in the six games of Round 1 of the tournament. Two of these goals were own goals (Eunice Chibanda, Zimbawe; Carolina Arias, Colombia).

The scorers were:

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My Google Sheet has hyperlinks to information about each goalscorer.

Time Intervals

I am using fifteen minute time intervals to record when goals are scored in the tournament. I am mindful of the issue of additional time after 45 and 90 minutes and how these might be accounted. For the purposes of this tournament I will note any goals scored in time added on at the end of each half.

In Round 1, the profile of goals scored was:

Time Periods

FIFA Ranking and Scoring First

All six games in Round 1 were won by the team scoring first.

The higher FIFA ranked team won five of the six games. The exception was Canada (ranked 10) who defeated Australia (ranked 5).

The FIFA rankings of the teams in the tournament are:

Ranking

Discipline

There were eleven yellow cards and one straight red card given by referees in Round 1. Eight yellow cards were to the losing teams in the round. Canada was the only winning team to receive more cards than their losing opponents (2 yellow cards and 1 straight red card compared to 0). France and Colombia received one yellow card each.

Photo Credit

Maracana Stadium (Around the Rings 1992, CC BY-ND 2.0)