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The Fifa World Cup saw some incredible records being broken this year: the largest margin of victory in any semi final (Germany 7-1 victory against Brazil); the highest goal scorer in all world cups combined (Miroslav Klose); and Germany official gaining the top spot for the most goals scored by

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Germany World Cup
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Earlier in the month we reported on Germany’s national team working with IT giant SAP for the current World Cup to add data to their training. Typically a strong team, it wasn’t until Tuesday that they really showed the force of their preparation. Crowds were left slack-jawed as Germany scored

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World Cup Analysis
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The question of who is the greatest football player of all time has been a topic of public debate for decades. One of the main influencing factors of answering that question is ‘the reminiscence bump’ – a phenomenon that describes the way people connect most strongly to the cultural eras

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During the Germany vs. USA World Cup match on Thursday, some striking data emerged on twitter. In a blog post, Reuben Fischer-Baum collected all the tweets containing “Nazi” or “Nazis” during the game (from 11:35am – 14:03pm EST) which saw 30,209 tweets in total. The graph below shows when the

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If you’re not sick of World Cup fever just yet, we have a few World Cup visualisations to brighten up your weekend. The first is a visualisation showing how World Cup teams are drawn from league players around the world. Although you have to be a national citizen to play

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BI & AnalyticsNews

In an article last week, we looked at whether data analytics could help us predict the winner of the world cup. Admittedly, it is unclear whether big data will have any effect in the predictions we make in this field, but the possibility of it being used in something as

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This time next week, we will be in the throes of World Cup fever. As we speak, beers are being readied, projection screens are being mounted, and unrealistic levels of national pride and aspiration are mounting. Already, stats and predictions for almost every facet of the event are flooding in;

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