During Qatar 2022, FIFA shares the most modern insights, metrics and performance data in tournament history with the worldwide TV and online audience and the participating teams and their players.

Developed by the FIFA High-Performance team and led by FIFA Chief of Global Football Development Arsène Wenger, the enhanced football intelligence service offers new and exciting metrics to enrich the coverage and analysis of every game at Qatar 2022. 

💻 Every match has unique in-match and post-match enhanced football intelligence visuals presented as augmented reality and traditional graphics. These new statistics detail each area of the game and provide operational definitions and multiple video examples to define each action clearly. This will enable an analysis of what happens on the ball and the movements and interactions around and off the ball for teams and players when they are both in and out of possession.

🎙 Arsène Wenger, FIFA Chief of Global Football Development, stated: “We would like to share our vision of using football data analytics combined with technical expert interpretation to create a new football intelligence, allowing everyone to understand the game better. Enhanced football intelligence will be our blueprint for how we analyse football in the future. When we discover new insights, we want to share them with the football world. With our online FIFA Training Centre, we have a fantastic vehicle to do so.”

📊 The FIFA High-Performance team comprises football analysts, data scientists and data engineers and has developed innovative technology to provide ground-breaking metrics and insights. At Qatar 2022, 11 new metrics have been introduced: 

• Possession control
• Ball recovery time
• Line breaks
• Defensive line height and team length
• Final third entries
• Forced turnovers
• Pressure on the ball
• Expected goals 
• Team shape
• Receptions behind midfield and defensive lines
• Phases of play

⭐ Besides, using this data, FIFA can conduct longitudinal post-match analysis to understand how the game is evolving as well as developmental research to comprehend better what it takes to progress from junior to senior level in both the men’s and women’s games. 


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