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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...

Skill and chance in football goal scoring

These data appeared in my in box this morning. Their arrival took me back to Charles Reep and Bernard Benjamin's observation fifty years ago: an excess...

#AC2015 Performance Against Elo Ratings in 32 Games

The Asian Cup 2015 concluded yesterday evening in Sydney. The Final was the thirty-second game of the Tournament. I looked at the performance of teams in...

#AC2015: Goals Scored and Performance Against Elo Ratings

Introduction The Asian Cup 2015 concluded this evening with Australia's win in extra time against Korea Republic. 85 goals were scored in the Tournament (61 in...

Quarter Final Penalty Shoot Outs at #AC2015

Introduction Two of the four quarter finals at the 2015 Asian Cup Tournament were decided by penalty shoot outs. Both shoot outs were won by teams...

#AC2015 Performance Against Elo Ratings in the Group Games

I monitored the Group Stage of the 2011 Asian Cup in Qatar in 2011. My data are here. At that time I used the FIFA Rankings...

Bing and Google: Predicting World Cup Football Success

Introduction Last month, I looked at a number of predictions about performance at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. I did not mention Bing and Google at...