World Cup gone hi-tech !!!

Even as the crowd cheers Germany’s latest win in the World Cup, few know about the team of scientists secretly working in a lab somewhere trying to crack the “World Cup Code” through statistical analysis of things like the average number of passes per player, his top sprinting speed, percentage of goalmouth action and so on.

While the idea of applying statistical analysis to soccer is not new – take, for instance, Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann’s successful guess of the direction that Argentina’s Cambiasso would aim in thanks to his knowledge of Argentinian penalty-taker habits – Germany is definitely taking things to the next level with its specialised analytical systems .

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