Every four years, the football globe stops spinning and everyone’s gaze falls on the beautiful game’s greatest tournament. For some, merely following the FIFA World Cup™ is sufficient; others, however, want to delve deeper. And that is where FIFA.com comes in.
Never before in the history of world football’s showpiece event have fans been able to analyse the tournament in such minute detail, with a massive bank of figures and statistical features just a click away. Such is the array of options, in fact, that newcomers to FIFA.com’s Statistics section will doubtless wonder where to begin.
Want to know which player is the most accurate passer? How much distance your team has covered compared to others? Or who at South Africa 2010 is the most deadly finisher? All this and so much more is available just by clicking on the sections Teams and Players.
For detailed information on a particular FIFA World Cup encounter, Matches is the section to visit, with details available on possession, shots, fouls, red and yellow cards and a great deal more. To look ever closer at the FIFA World Cup action, click on Analysis, where you’ll find a plethora of interesting stories including our matchday stats reviews.
South Africa 2010’s teams and stars can also be evaluated in detail in Head-to-Head and Compare Players, while the Goal Overview section allows users to take a tactical look at how each goal was scored. Users can also pore over historical statistics, including a record of each nation’s performance at the FIFA World Cup, and take a look at the latest standings in the race for the adidas Golden Boot.
Last but far from least, there is the Castrol Index. Whether users agree or disagree with its findings, the Index offers an innovative way of objectively assessing and ranking player performance – and has already provided plenty of talking points. To check out the Index and all that FIFA.com’s Statistics section has to offer, just click on the links to the right.