Tag Archives: England

England, here we go again

For most of us, it is a familiar pattern dating back many years or even decades. England’s footballers pull off an impressive result in a friendly or qualification before a major tournament and the hype begins. Famous figures are quoted … Continue reading

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China joins England as biggest annual transfer spenders

This post is a collaboration between Scoreboard Journalism and Show Legend. The data is sourced from Transfermarkt.com. The Chinese Super League begins this weekend and, as we showed here, Chinese clubs have become a major force on the international transfer … Continue reading

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China and England the two big winter transfer window players

This post is a collaboration between Scoreboard Journalism and Show Legend, a data visualisation blog which provided the idea and the graphs and plots. You can click on these for the full interactive version. The data is sourced from Transfermarkt.com. … Continue reading

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USA, Germany, Japan and Canada favoured for World Cup semis

The FIFA World rankings for women’s football have provided a good basis for forecasting the Women’s World Cup so far with seven of the eight favourites in the second round progressing through to the quarter-finals. In addition, our pre-tournament forecast … Continue reading

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Croatia Group H favourites ahead of Italy

Euro 2016 qualification begins this weekend and two of the top seeded teams in the draw, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Italy, are not the favourites to win their groups according to the Infostrada Sports’ National Team Ranking. Six of the nine groups … Continue reading

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The ‘Copa de Zebra’ revisited

As we reported earlier this week, the 2014 World Cup has been termed the ‘Copa de Zebra’ in Brazil where zebra refers to results being unexpected. Although six of the 16 teams who have progressed to the second round could be … Continue reading

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Is World Cup 2014 really the ‘Copa de Zebra’?

In Brazil, this World Cup is being termed the ‘Copa de Zebra’ with zebra meaning unexpected results but the Infostrada Sports Forecast model shows that the number of genuine surprises in match results is actually fairly low with just six … Continue reading

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