FIFA Player App : In line with the FIFA President’s Vision 2020-2023 to harness technology to further improve football, players at the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar will be able to get insights into their on-field performance through the FIFA Player App, FIFA announced today.
FIFA has developed the Player App, based on input from professional players, in collaboration with FIFPRO, the global representative of professional footballers.
The App will be used for the first time at a FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The survey and interviews conducted show that players are very interested in their performance data and want to have easy access to this information. The App will provide the opportunity for each player to access their individual player-performance data shortly after each match.
The data collected includes the following:
Enhanced football data metrics – calculated from enhanced event data, captured by a team of highly trained FIFA football performance analysts, combined with tracking data. Examples include whether a player made an offer or movement to receive, whether their distribution action broke opposition lines, and the pressure they applied to an opponent in possession of the ball. All metrics are captured against the FIFA Football Language definitions.
Physical performance metrics – collected through a highly accurate in-stadium tracking system consisting of multiple cameras located around the pitch for maximum player coverage. Metrics include distance covered at various speed thresholds, number of actions above 25km/h, and maximum speed, all displayed on positional heat maps.
Enhanced football intelligence metrics – created by the FIFA Football Performance Analysis & Insights team through the development of a series of algorithms and models that operate live to integrate event and tracking data. The new metrics provide innovative and exciting ways to analyse the game, including the phase of play, line-breaking events, receiving locations, and pressure being applied to the player in possession of the ball.
Players will be able to access the Player App when they arrive in Qatar for the FIFA World Cup.
Source : FIFA Communications.
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