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The Performance Science Index: Relationship with Market Value and Sporting Performance of Elite Football (Soccer) Teams

The value of sport science to practical, real-world applications continues to progress as teams apply greater discipline to their data and analytics approach. But for practitioners, it is often difficult to know where to start, which variable to collect, and how to have a meaningful impact on training practices, players’ health, and overall team performance.

Do mid-week European matches influence European teams’ performance in their domestic league? A 20-year study

With a World Cup programmed from November 20th to December 18th, 2022, the governing bodies had to modify the schedule of the domestic leagues and cups as well as European and international competitions. On the other hand, for some leagues such as Major League Soccer the situation is reversed as this World Cup occurs after a full season.

How does this mid-season World Cup impact the top football players in the world?

With a World Cup programmed from November 20th to December 18th, 2022, the governing bodies had to modify the schedule of the domestic leagues and cups as well as European and international competitions. On the other hand, for some leagues such as Major League Soccer the situation is reversed as this World Cup occurs after a full season.

Injury Analytics in Sport: Beyond the Black Box

Recent advances in techniques to explain machine learning models are opening up models that were previously considered black box models. This, in conjunction with the injection of sports domain knowledge and club context through robust data explorations, feature engineering and feature selection, combine to allow practitioners to see the reasoning behind the model outputs and enable them to incorporate into their decision-making.

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