FIFA, Barca partner on player data technology

By Daily Sports on November 20, 2018

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FIFA's Head of Football Technology Innovation has told ESPN FC that the organisation are already working on ways to make VAR more efficient for the next World Cup in four years.

Johannes Holzmueller says "99.3 percent of all game changing moments were correct" in Russia this summer thanks to VAR but believes there are still ways to improve the use of technology in the game.

One thing FIFA are looking into is how they can incorporate player and ball tracking data in an attempt to speed up the decision making process.

"We never said we would 100 percent solve all the issues," Holzmueller said. "We only said it will help us a lot but there will still be mistakes happening. There are still some things that can be improved.

"What we want to see is how the tracking data and positional data of the players and the ball can be integrated in the VAR system. We're talking about offside technology, but also a way in which you can automatically find the best camera angles [to view all VAR decisions] -- at the moment we still have someone sitting in front [of a screen] and choosing.

"These kind of things could be done automatically. We're talking always about the [offside] line, but with [ball tracking] you know exactly when the ball was played. When we have better knowledge of the positional data of the ball, we can use that for the offside technology.

"It's just an improvement of the current VAR technology. It helps the whole VAR technology to give even more accurate information and speed up the process."

Another project FIFA are working on involves improving the way data is stored. Clubs currently deal with a range of different providers (in-house and externally) which makes it difficult to compare information when players move clubs or join up with their national teams as the statistics can differ.

In collaboration with FC Barcelona's Innovation Hub, FIFA announced on Friday that they are launching a system which "will change the way we understand the monitoring data that football teams collect during training and matches."

Holzmueller explained: "What we're trying to achieve is that we have a gold standard in place [to monitor player performance]. At the moment, it's not clear if one system is better than another.

"Right now the different data sources are using a different data structure. That means if you're receiving data from one provider you can't compare it with the data from another provider because it's in a different format."

Barca and FIFA hope that the Electronic Performance and Tracking Systems (EPTS) will be used across the game and that it will help all clubs and national teams improve performance. (ESPN)

•Photo shows Barcelona players

Source Daily Sports

Posted November 20, 2018

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