World Cup players to get FIFA data analysis app. When the World Cup begins in Qatar on November 20, fans can flood social media with stats and match footage, and FIFA is hoping it will include data and content from a new player app.
FIFA said on Friday that all players in the final will be able to browse their performance data on a purpose-built app developed by the governing body that allows footballers from all 32 teams to access analysis and information.
The app is modeled after feedback from players via the Players Union FIFPRO, and the data will be synced with videos of the action to allow quick assessment of key moments.
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While such data and metrics are widely available to players from top clubs and national sides, which employ teams of analysts, the app will ensure that even less resourceful squads have access.
The app will use input from FIFA’s performance analysts, tracking data and physical performance metrics such as distance, sprint and positional heat maps.
Players will also be provided with pictures of matches, which they can share on social media along with statistics and data.
“This player-centered development is based on direct feedback from players and is another great example of how FIFA is making the most of its potential by improving the football experience for key actors on the pitch,” said Johannes Holzmueller, FIFA Said Director of Football Technology and Innovation.
FIFPRO Deputy Secretary General Simon Colosimo said players had asked for better access to their performance data.
“The FIFA Player App is a positive result that will activate personal data rights and provide a new resource for players at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar,” he said.