64 Matches, 32 Teams but only One FIFA World Cup
This article is contributed by NETAPP
With only two more days to the Grand Finale of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, we are here to look at what really happens behind the scenes of one of the biggest sporting events in the world.
Here are three things you might not know about what happens in the 2018 FIFA World Cup from within: –
- Data-driven Analysis of Plays
Teams and coaches have started to use data analytics in aiding their training routine in hopes of grabbing the World Cup for their country. Back in 2014, the Germany national football team worked with SAP to develop a huge database that contained various match insights that aided in their training routine, which they proceeded with grabbing the World Cup and fourth win for Die Mannschaft (The German National team).
With so many new teams doing better than expected, it won’t be surprising for other teams have caught on to Germany in using big data analytics to improve their gameplay.
- Real time updates at the comforts of your home
Usually 24-hours before a game, media outlets will be able to receive insights of the competing team. These include matchup histories, notable players and rankings. Media outlets are also constantly fed with real-time data of the match, so that commentary materials can be prepared for half-time breaks, as well as before and after each match. Giving analysts and football pundits the ability to analyse the play style of teams, match statistics and insights during half-time shows and after the match. Providing the audiences with live updates for their favourite matches.
- FIFA World Cup broadcasted to over 3,200,000,000 people
FIFA has spent $241 million (RM974 million) in making sure that people across the globe will get the chance to tune in to the World Cup matches. The total in-home audience reach was about 3.2 billion for the 2014 FIFA World Cup back in Brazil and an estimated 280 million people around the world watched the matches online or through their mobile devices. The finals in 2014 have garnered more than 1 billion viewers watching from their homes. Totalling up the broadcast hours to 98,087 hours.
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Also published on Medium.