MSC data analytics in football

 

COPA AMérica 2024: THE BEST XI

COPA AMérica 2024: THE BEST XI

PASSING ACTIONS We selected players who excel in expected assists (xA) and expected offensive value added (xOVA) to maximize scoring opportunities. Players like Messi and James Rodríguez are particularly effective due to their high accuracy in the box.   DEFENDING ACTIONS We selected players capable of high pressing and recovering numerous balls in the offensive half. These players are also...

COPA AMERICA 2024: ARGENTINA VS. COLOMBIA, WHEN PASSION MEET DATA

COPA AMERICA 2024: ARGENTINA VS. COLOMBIA, WHEN PASSION MEET DATA

Like the technology sector, the football industry is undergoing a significant revolution. Historically, player creativity was the key to breaking down defenses. Today, however, the extensive use of advanced metrics is reshaping the game, requiring new player profiles. During this competition, many top coaches and players expressed frustration over the lack of space and flair on the field. In...

EURO 2024: SPAIN VS ENGLAND, NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK

EURO 2024: SPAIN VS ENGLAND, NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK

The Euro 2024 final between Spain and England was a showcase of two distinct philosophies on how to win big games and tournaments. Spain, true to their identity, focused on controlling the game through offense and high pressing. On the other hand, England prioritized minimizing mistakes and avoiding risks, unless they were trailing. This conservative approach, also adopted by other top teams...

EURO 2024: ENGLAND VS NETHERLANDS

EURO 2024: ENGLAND VS NETHERLANDS

In a thrilling semi-final, England emerged victorious over the Netherlands with a 2-1 win. The Netherlands took an early lead with a stunning goal from Xavi Simons, but England equalized moments after with a penalty from Harry Kane. Both teams exhibited strategic prowess; England maintained higher possession, while the Netherlands was dangerous on the counter-attack. The decisive moment came in...

COPA AMERICA 2024: The Great Semifinal ARGENTINA VS. CANADA

COPA AMERICA 2024: The Great Semifinal ARGENTINA VS. CANADA

In a thrilling Copa America 2024 semifinal, Argentina secured a 2-0 victory over Canada, advancing to the final. The match, held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, saw Julian Alvarez open the scoring in the 22nd minute with a well-placed shot through the legs of Canadian goalkeeper Max Crepeau. Lionel Messi, the Argentine captain, sealed the win with his 109th international goal, showcasing...

COPA AMERICA 2024: URUGUAY VS. BRAZIL, BIELSA’S ARMY GETS PAST BRAZIL TO QUALIFY FOR THE QUARTER FINALS!

COPA AMERICA 2024: URUGUAY VS. BRAZIL, BIELSA’S ARMY GETS PAST BRAZIL TO QUALIFY FOR THE QUARTER FINALS!

In a match that ended 0-0 at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas Nevada in normal time the expectant crowd watched Uruguay defeat Brazil 4-2 on penalties in the Copa America 2024. “La Celeste” as they are affectionately known, advanced to the Semi-final where they will lock horns with a red hot Columbia side lead by the resurgent James Rodriguez. Using event data from SICS from this game, we have...

COPA AMERICA 2024: CANADA TRIUMPHS IN THRILLING PENALTY SHOOTOUT AGAINST VENEZUELA

COPA AMERICA 2024: CANADA TRIUMPHS IN THRILLING PENALTY SHOOTOUT AGAINST VENEZUELA

In a pulsating Copa America 2024 quarter-final clash, Canada emerged victorious over Venezuela in a dramatic penalty shootout after the match ended 1-1 in regular time. The game, held at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, showcased the resilience and skill of both teams, culminating in a nerve-wracking shootout that saw Canada advance to the semi-finals. Early Dominance and Equalizer Canada took the...

EURO 2024: SPAIN VS. FRANCE, LAMINE YAMAL’S SCREAMER SENDS SPAIN TO THE FINAL!

EURO 2024: SPAIN VS. FRANCE, LAMINE YAMAL’S SCREAMER SENDS SPAIN TO THE FINAL!

In a pulsating match between “Les Bleus” of France and “La Roja” of Spain spectators witnessed Spain book their spot in the final of the Euro 2024 continental showpiece. France took an early lead through Randal Kolo Muani in the 9th minute. Spain then struck twice in 5 minutes, first in the 21st through the sensational 16-year-old Lamine Yamal and the second from the ever-industrious Dani Olmo...

EURO 2024: SPAIN VS GERMANY, HEARTBREAK FOR KROOS

EURO 2024: SPAIN VS GERMANY, HEARTBREAK FOR KROOS

The Euro 2024 quarter-final match between Spain and Germany was highly tactical, culminating in Spain's victory during extra time. A late winner from Merino sent La Roja for a consecutive semi-final in the Euros, marking a memorable match where Toni Kroos played his last game.   Spain began strongly, imposing their game on Germany by pressing high, which initially put Germany under pressure...

Sports Data Campus together with Sevilla FC announces the launch of the new ‘MSc Innovation and Technology in Sport Entities’ 

Sports Data Campus together with Sevilla FC announces the launch of the new ‘MSc Innovation and Technology in Sport Entities’ 

Valladolid, 10th July 2024.- Innovation and technology play an essential role in the evolution of sports organisations, improving their operations, developing new strategies to engage fans and anticipating revenue opportunities. In this context, and with the aim of constantly contributing to technological progress in the field of sport, Sports Data Campus has launched the MSc Innovation and...