The world football governing body (FIFA) will deploy a new metrics at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The new statistical tool known as the Enhanced Football Intelligence will help to analyze the performance and statistics of Ghanaian players during matches. The Enhanced metrics can be made available 30 seconds after a match event occurs.
During the European World Cup play-off, the new metric was used in a game between Australia vs Peru and Costa Rica vs New Zealand early this month.
The Enhanced Football Intelligence infrastructure (EFI) has been designed to enhance the flow of live-monitoring and match-event data, which is sent in real-time by external providers straight to the FIFA database.
The new data, which includes line breaks, the pressure applied to a ball carrier and when a team loses the ball under pressure, will be made available live during matches to all stakeholders – among them broadcasters, fans and app users – and can help explain a team’s style of play and add context to match results.
The Enhanced metrics are designed to enhance the flow of live-monitoring and match-event data, which is sent in real time by external providers straight to the FIFA database.
The data is then forwarded to models and fed into algorithms that calculate the results. These are sent back to the FIFA data hub, which then distributes the EFI metrics to all stakeholders in the 30 seconds after the event.
The metrics will also provide additional information to assist with overall analysis of the tournament and the designation of the end-of-tournament awards, such as the adidas Golden, Silver and Bronze Ball, the adidas Golden, Silver and Bronze Boot, the adidas Golden Glove, the FIFA Best Young Player and the FIFA Fair Play Award.
The Black Stars of Ghana have been paired in Group H where they will face Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea.
Ghana will begin their campaign against Portugal on November 24 before facing South Korea in their second game.
The four-time AFCON champion will take on Uruguay in the repeat of the 2010 quarterfinal game.