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Elo ratings and FIFA rankings prior to #AsianCup2019

The most recent Elo World Football Ratings were published on 3 January 2019 (link) and the FIFA Rankings on 20 December 2018 (link). At the start of the 2019 Asian Cup (link), the ratings and rankings of the teams in the competition are: TeamEloFIFAIran1929South Korea2353Australia3541Japan3650Syria5874Uzbekistan6095Saudi Arabia6269Iraq6388Oman7482Qatar7793China8076UA Emirates8579Lebanon9181Jordan97109Bahrain99113North Korea100109Palestine11299Thailand113118Vietnam124100Kyrgyzstan14091Turkmenistan150127India15597Yemen164135Philippines169116 In the 2015 Asian Cup tournament, the performances against Elo ratings were: Higher Elo rated team scores first and wins: 22 games (69% of games played) Higher Elo rated team does...

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

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? Three of the...

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

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...

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

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...

#WWC2015 Knockout Stage

Eight games have been played in the Knockout Stage of the 2015 Women’s Football World Cup in Canada.  19 goals have been scored. (6 first half, 13 second half.) By game interval, the scoring pattern has been: The higher FIFA ranked team has won 7 of the 8 games played. The exception is: Brazil (7) lost to Australia (10). The team that scores first has won 7 of the 8 games played. The exception is Norway who scored first against a higher FIFA ranked team (England) and lost. Ball in play times for the seven Knockout games have been: The range of ball in...

#WWC2015 Group Games

All thirty-six Group games have been completed at the 2015 Women's Football World Cup in Canada. 107 goals have been scored. (53 first half, 54 second half.) There have been two 0v0 draws (Canada v New Zealand; USA v Sweden). The team that scored first has won 23 of the 36 games played. The team that scored first has not lost in 31 of the 34 games in which a goal was scored. The exceptions are: Cote D'Ivoire scored the first goal against a higher FIFA ranked team (Thailand) and lost; Switzerland scored first against a lower ranked team (Cameroon) and lost; Spain...

#WWC2015: Secondary Data Analysis

Two games have been completed in the 2015 Women's Football World Cup in Canada. I am using the official website to collect secondary data similar to my record of the 2011 World Cup in Germany. I am compiling my record in this Google Sheet. I aim to report on: Goal scoring patterns Performance against FIFA Ranking After the first two games in Group A: The team that scored first has won both games (Canada v China; Netherlands v New Zealand). The higher ranked FIFA team has won both games (Canada v China; Netherlands v New Zealand). Photo Credit Edmonton Skyline (Jeff Wallace, CC BY-NC 2.0)

#WWC2015: FIFA Rankings

There are twenty-four teams at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada. Their FIFA Rankings (27 March 2015) by Group are: Group A Canada 8 (1969 points) Netherlands 12 (1919 points) China PR 16 (1847 points) New Zealand 17 (1832 points) Group B Germany 1 (2168 points) Norway 11 (1933 points) Thailand 29 (1654 points) Cote D'Ivoire 67 (1373 points) Group C Japan 4 (2066 points) Switzerland 19 (1813 points) Ecuador 48 (1485 points) Cameroon 53 (1455 points) Group D USA 2 (2158 points) Sweden 5 (2008 points) Australia 10 (1968 points) Nigeria 33 (1633 points) Group E Brazil 7 (1984 points) Spain 14 (1867 points) Korea Republic 18 (1830 points) Costa Rica 37 (1589 points) Group F France 3 (2103 points) England 6 (2001 points) Mexico 25...

Performance Against FIFA Ranking at Euro 2012

The Euro 2012 Football Tournament has reached the Final game. FIFA published its rankings on 6 June before the start of the Tournament. The Final will be played between Spain (ranked 1) and Italy (ranked 12). In the Tournament the result of each game was one of the following: The outcomes were: Amongst the observations that can be made about FIFA ranking and performance at Euro 2012: Spain played to its ranking status Netherlands lost three times, two of these losses were to lower ranked teams. Italy played above its ranking status. The two host nations played above their rankings in three of the six games. The official website...

Goal Scoring at Euro 2012: Matchday 3

The Group Stage of Euro 2012 has concluded. Fourteen goals were scored in the third and final group round of Euro 2012 (Matchday 3). The goal scorers were: Matchday 3: 14 goals Time Goal Scorer Team Opponent 11 Van der Waart Netherlands Portugal 19 Podolski Germany Denmark 24 Krohn-Dehli Denmark Germany 28 Ronaldo Portugal Netherlands 35 Cassano Italy Ireland 45+2 Karagounis Greece Russia 48 Rooney England Ukraine 54 Ibrahimovic Sweden France 72 Jiracek Czech Republic Poland 74 Crstiano Ronaldo Portugal Netherlands 80 Bender Germany Denmark 88 Navas Spain Croatia 90 Balotelli Italy Ireland 90+1 Larsson Sweden France These goals were scored in the following quarters of the games. The pattern of scoring by Quarter in the Group Games was: Sixty goals have been scored in the Group Stage of the Tournament. The goal scorers were: Time Goal Scorer Team Opponent 3 Mandzukic Croatia Ireland 3 Jiracek Czech Republic Greece 4 Torres Spain Ireland 6 Pilar Czech Republic Greece 11 Van der Waart Netherlands Portugal 15 Dzagoev Russia Czech Republic 17 Lewandowski Poland Greece 19 St Ledger Ireland Croatia 19 Podolski Germany Denmark 23 Carroll England Sweden 24 Shirokov Russia Czech Republic 24 Krohn-Dehli Denmark Netherlands 24 Pepe Portugal Denmark 24 Gomez Germany Netherlands 24 Krohn-Dehli Denmark Germany 28 Ronaldo Portugal Netherlands 30 Lescott England France 35 Cassano Italy Ireland 36 Helder Postiga Portugal Denmark 37 Dzagoev Russia Poland 38 Gomez Germany Netherlands 39 Nasri France England 39 Pirio Italy Croatia 41 Bendtner Denmark Portugal 43 Jelavic Croatia Ireland 45+2 Karagounis Greece Russia 48 Rooney England Ukraine 49 Mandzukic Croatia Ireland 49 Silva Spain Ireland 49 Johnson (og) Sweden England 51 Salpingidis Greece Poland 52 Pilaf Czech Republic Russia 52 Ibrahimovic Sweden Ukraine 53 Gekas Greece Czech Republic 53 Menez France Ukraine 54 Ibrahimovic Sweden France 55 Shevchenko Ukraine Sweden 57 Blaszcykowski Poland Russia 57 Cabaye France Ukraine 59 Mellberg Sweden England 61 Di Natale Italy Spain 62 Shevchenko Ukraine Sweden 64 Fabregas Spain Italy 64 Walcott England Sweden 70 Torres Spain Ireland 72 Gomez Germany Portugal 72 Mandzukic Croatia Italy 72 Jiracek Czech Republic Poland 73 Van Persie Netherlands Germany 74 Crstiano Ronaldo Portugal Netherlands 78 Welbeck England Sweden 79 Dzagoev Russia Czech Republic 80 Bendtner Denmark Portugal 80 Bender Germany Denmark 82 Pavlyuchenko Russia Czech Republic 83 Fabregas Spain Ireland 87 Varela Portugal Denmark 88 Navas Spain Croatia 90 Balotelli Italy Ireland 90+1 Larsson Sweden France The results of the Group Games by FIFA Ranking (6 June 2012) were: Legend: Information about...