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Women’s FIFA World Cup 2019: some game data

I have been using some basic R code to look at game data from the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. I have tried out some of the colourblind-friendly palettes too (link). Some of my data: FIFA provided a record in minutes of actual game time and total game time. I used the number of fouls awarded by referees as a background theme: There were some temperature data and I used these to look how much the ball was out of play (in minutes):

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 to encourage more Women to enter into Analytics, Technology and R&D ... The announcement included a reference to the StatsBomb Resource Centre (link). In 2019,...

Looking at win probability

I was following some data live on the Australia v Brazil group game at the 2019 FIFA World Cup (link). It was the first time I had noticed that a Live Win Probability was being used in this way and I decided to track it with a Google Sheet of my own (link). By the time I had reached the graph, Brazil scored a penalty in the 27th minute (Martha) and a second goal in the 38th minute (Cristiana). I am...

Performance at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup: Knockout Games

The teams that qualified for the Knockout Stage of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in FIFA World Ranking order (18 March 2011) were: USA (1) Germany (2) Brazil (3) Japan (4) Sweden (5) France (7) England (10) Australia (11) In the Knockout Stage: 26 goals were scored in the 8 games played. The team that scored first won 5 games out of the 8 games played. Exceptions England (FIFA Rank 10) scored first against France (7) but lost (in a penalty shoot out after extra time was played). Sweden (5) scored first against Japan (4) and lost. USA (1) scored first against Japan (4) but lost (in a penalty shoot out after extra...

Performance at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup: Group Games

Background The 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup is being played in Germany from 26 June to 17 July. The official website provides information about the Tournament and shares performance data (the English language website is here). The Group games in this Tournament are played in four pools of four teams. These pools and teams (with the FIFA World Ranking, 18 March 2011) are: FIFA Ranking Pool A 2 Germany 6 Canada 7 France 27 Nigeria FIFA Ranking Pool B 4 Japan 10 England 22 Mexico 24 New Zealand FIFA Ranking Pool C 1 USA 5 Sweden 8 North Korea 31 Colombia FIFA Ranking Pool D 3 Brazil 9 Norway 11 Australia 61 Equatorial Guinea Goal Scoring 60 goals have been scored in the 24 games played. Goal Scorers (Country of goalscorer in bold with hyperlink to game highlights in player's CAPITALISED name) 2 Stephane MAYOR (Mexico...