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#VAR at the 2018 FIFA #WorldCup

Background In March this year, Refereeing World provided a detailed description of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system to be used at the 2018 FIFA...

Temperature, humidity and ball in play time at 2018 FIFA #WorldCup after 20 games

There is a rich variety of data available on the 2018 FIFA World Cup website. The FIFA live blog for each game records temperature and...

2018 FIFA #WorldCup: end of first round of games

The first round of group games has concluded at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. 38 goals were scored in these 16 games. Of these: Winning teams...

Using RStudio, ggplot2 and ggrepel to visualise ball in play time at the World...

I am continuing to explore RStudio as a way to visualise data. I thought I would look at ball ion play time in the...

Distances traversed at the 2018 FIFA World Cup after 14 games

In May 2018, FIFA announced that Electronic Performance and Tracking Systems that comprise  "two optical tracking cameras located on the media tribune" will track...

Goal scoring at the 2018 FIFA World Cup after 11 games

Eleven games have been completed at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Twenty-five goals have been scored. Before the tournament started, I identified some naive priors...

Naive probability priors for goal scoring at #WorldCupRussia2018

I have some naive prior probability estimates for when goals will be scored at the 2018 FIFA World Cup based on performances in 2014...

Anticipating ball in play times at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup starts in a few hours time. I am looking forward to accessing the data shared on the official website for...

A Cann Diagram to compare Elo Ratings and FIFA Rankings: 2018 World Cup

I have compiled a Cann Diagram to compare Elo Ratings and FIFA Rankings prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Jenny Cann shared her first...

Predicting the outcome of the 2018 FIFA World Cup using Elo ratings

Introduction The 2018 FIFA World Cup starts in a week's time. The first game is between Russia and Saudi Arabia in the Luzhniki Stadium in...