Sunday, 20 June 2010

England’s Dismal Display at the World Cup – you decide

How did England and Algeria compare according to the statistics? Check out the analysis with data courtesy of the Guardian and Opta.

We have used Tableau in our analysis. To get the most of this insight click on the visualisation below to bring the data to life. Click on players, teams and/or basically anything you find interesting and watch how the visualisations update automatically.

With no goals, we decided to have a look at examining passing accuracy throughout the game by team and player.



Kadir and Yebda had over 90% passing accuracy for Algeria. Carragher and Cole matched that accuracy for England. Overall, England had 74% passing accuracy (85% in own half and 66% in the opposition). Algeria passing accuracy was 68% (78% in own half and 60% in the opposition).

England had more action in the opposition half, 200 passes versus Algreria’s 150.

Lampard had the most passes (67) with 81% accuracy Barry (64) with 81% accuracy.

Does this mean England had a better chance at winning? You make up your mind by clicking and interacting with the data. The fact remains that both teams went home with just one point.