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Players at FIFA World Cup 2022 to access individual data and insights through app – Sport News

In line with the FIFA President’s Vision 2020-2023 to harness technology to further improve football, .ers 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 on Friday.


FIFA has developed the FIFA Player App, based on input from professional .ers, in collaboration with FIFPRO, the global representative of professional footballers. The FIFA Player App will be used for the first time at a FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar. The survey and interviews conducted show that .ers are very interested in their performance data and want to have easy access to this information. The FIFA Player App will provide the opportunity for each .er to access their individual .er-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 .er 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 .


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Physical performance metrics – collected through a highly accurate in-stadium tracking system consisting of multiple cameras located around the pitch for maximum .er coverage. Metrics include distance covered at various speed thresholds, number of actions above 25km/h, and maximum speed, all dis.ed 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 ., line-breaking events, receiving locations, and pressure being applied to the .er in possession of the ball.
This data is then synchronised with match footage to enable .ers to watch all key moments of their own performance in detail, using different camera angles.

Additionally, multiple action photographs taken during key moments of each FIFA World Cup match will be made available to each individual .er. Players will be able to save or share the photos on social media, together with their favourite match statistics, directly from the app.


Players will be able to access the FIFA Player App when they arrive in Qatar for the FIFA World Cup.

The FIFA Player App was successfully trialled with .ers from different teams at the FIFA Arab Cup 2021™ and was presented to the FIFA World Cup participating teams during the recent Team Workshop in Doha.


Johannes Holzmüller, FIFA Director of Football Technology & Innovation, said: “For the first time at a FIFA World Cup, not only the participating teams but also all .ers will have the opportunity to get direct access to their own performance data and the related video clips after each match. This .er-centric development is based on direct feedback from the .ers 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.”

This innovation is a first visible outcome of the collaboration between FIFA and FIFPRO on the development of standards and best practices for the collection, protection and use of personal .er-performance data. Both organisations have been working closely together to define a Charter of Player Data Rights with the goal of developing these standards whilst transparently informing football .ers about their privacy rights according to existing legislation such as the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


Simon Colosimo, FIFPRO Deputy General Secretary, said: “Players have clearly articulated to us that they want more access and benefit from the collection of their data. In combination with the Charter of Player Data Rights announced earlier this week, the FIFA Player App is a positive outcome that will activate personal data rights and provide a new re. for .ers at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. We expect the joint work between FIFA and FIFPRO on .er data to continue unlocking benefits for men and women .ers across a wide range of areas, including health and performance, in-game technology and matchday experience.”

One of the goals of FIFA’s Vision 2020-2023 is to harness technology to best serve football, .ers and the game – and that includes the way FIFA processes the personal data of .ers. FIFA is proud that .ers trust us to look after their data, and the FIFA team works hard to keep all personal information safe and secure. More information about how FIFA is protecting personal data can be found on FIFA’s Data Protection Portal and in the FIFA Data Protection Pocket Guide, which explains the data protection rights in detail.


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