FIFA launch brand new app that will analyse EVERY player’s performance at the World Cup in Qatar – with plan to provide teams with personalised stats and data throughout the tournament
- FIFA released the app on Friday morning in the build-up to the World Cup
- The new cutting-edge technology is targeted to improve the quality of matches
- All 32 competing teams will have access to analysis and information after games
- Personalised stats and data will be sent out to players shortly after a match ends
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FIFA have launched their new phone application that will provide teams with personalised stats and data at the Qatar World Cup.
Football’s governing body said on Friday that all players at the finals will be able to browse their performance data on a purpose-built app, which allow footballers of all 32 teams access to analysis and information.
The app has been created after feedback from players, through the players union FIFPRO, and the data will be synched with video of the action to allow quick assessment of key moments.
FIFA have announced a new player performance app to be used throughout the World Cup
The app will provide all 32 competing teams with personalised stats and data after games
While such data and metrics are widely available to players with the top clubs and national sides, who employ teams of analysts, the app will ensure squads with fewer resources also have access.
The app will make use of input from FIFA’s performance analysts, tracking data and physical performance metrics such as distance covered, sprints and positional heat maps.
Players will also be provided with photographs from the matches which they can share on social media along with stats and data.
The app will use FIFA’s performance analysts, tracking data and physical performance metrics
‘This player-centric development is based on direct feedback from the players and is another great example of how FIFA is using technology to the best of its potential by improving the football experience for the key actors on the pitch,’ said Johannes Holzmueller, FIFA Director of Football Technology & Innovation.
Simon Colosimo, FIFPRO Deputy General Secretary, said players had asked for better access to their performance data.
‘The FIFA Player App is a positive outcome that will activate personal data rights and provide a new resource for players at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar,’ he said.
The Qatar World Cup kicks-off on November 20th and will include a range of new technology
On top of the new app, FIFA have also announced the introduction of semi automatic offside calls that will be used throughout the tournament.
The system works by using 12 cameras around the stadium to track players and the ball during play, with artificial intelligence monitoring 12 points on the players’ bodies using a skeletal player tracking system.
Officials will receive notifications on a wristwatch, though those officiating the game and making VAR calls will still have the final say.
A semi automated offside system be introduced after its success in Europe this season