FIFA launches brand new app that will analyze EVERY player’s performance at the World Cup in Qatar – with plan to provide teams with personalized stats and data throughout the tournament
- FIFA released the app on Friday morning in the run-up to the World Cup
- The new advanced technology aims to improve the quality of matches
- All 32 participating teams have access to post-match analysis and information
- Personalized stats and data are sent to players shortly after the end of a match
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FIFA has launched their new phone application that will provide teams with personalized statistics and data during the World Cup in Qatar.
Football’s governing body said on Friday that all players in the finals will be able to view their performance data on a purpose-built app, giving footballers from all 32 teams access to analytics and information.
The app was created after feedback from players, through the players’ union FIFPRO, and the data will be synced with video of the action to allow for quick assessment of key moments.
FIFA has announced a new player performance app that will be used throughout the World Cup
The app provides all 32 participating teams with personalized stats and post-match data
While such data and stats are widely available to players from the top clubs and national teams, which employ teams of analysts, the app ensures that squads with fewer resources can also access them.
The app uses input from FIFA’s performance analysts, tracking data, and physical performance metrics such as distance covered, sprints, and positional heatmaps.
Players also get photos of the matches that they can share on social media, along with stats and data.
The app uses FIFA’s performance analysts, tracking data, and physical performance stats
“This player-centric development is based on direct player feedback and is another great example of how FIFA is making the most of technology by improving the football experience for key players on the pitch,” said Johannes Holzmueller, FIFA Director of Football Technology and Innovation.
Simon Colosimo, deputy secretary general of FIFPRO, said players had asked for better access to their performance data.
“The FIFA Player app is a positive outcome that activates the rights to personal data and provides a new resource for players at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar,” he said.
The Qatar World Cup kicks off on November 20 and will feature a range of new technology
In addition to the new app, FIFA has also announced the introduction of semi-automatic offside calls that will be used during the tournament.
The system works by using 12 cameras around the stadium to track players and the ball throughout the game, with artificial intelligence monitoring 12 points on the players’ bodies using a skeletal player tracking system.
Officials receive notifications on a wristwatch, but those who run the match and call the VAR still have the final say.
A semi-automatic offside system is introduced after this season’s success in Europe