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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...

Distances traversed by the 2018 #WorldCup Finalists

I have been looking at the player tracking data shared on the official World Cup website. With an awareness of the limitations and potential accuracy...

Refereeing in Fourteen #WorldCup Knockout Games

There are just two games to go in the 2018 World Cup. I have been following Refereeing World during the tournament but have not...

Distances Traversed at the 2018 #WorldCup after 60 Games

I am mindful of the limitations of GPS tracking data without context, but I have been fascinated by the data shared on the Match...

Scoring patterns in #WorldCup Knockout Phases 2010-2018

The Quarter Finals are about to take place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. I have been using a naive Bayes approach to anticipate when...

Refereeing after 52 games at 2018 #WorldCup

Some ggplots of referee data from the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Games 51 and 52 required extra time and penalty shoot outs. 60 Minute + Games...

Goals scored in Group games #WorldCup 2018: some priors and posteriors

122 goals were scored in the Group games of the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament. I have some priors and posteriors for this and two...

Refereeing #WorldCup Group Games

I have been tracking referee performance in the Group games of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. I am using the data shared on the official...

#WorldCup 2018: Some ball in play observations after 40 games

I have been using secondary data to monitor ball in play time at the 2018 World Cup. The data I am using are from the...

Refereeing at the 2018 #WorldCup (23 games)

The Match Reports from the official FIFA 2018 World Cup website provide excellent sources of secondary data. I have used these data to profile ball...