Germany’s 12th Man at the World Cup?

Die DFB-Nationalelf  has a Zwölftes (the German National Eleven has a Twelfth Man)

Die DFB-Nationalelf has a Zwölftes (the German National Eleven has a Twelfth Man)

The Wall Street Journal reports that “As Germany prepare(d) for Sunday’s World Cup final against Argentina, it (had) Big Data on its side.

To gain a competitive edge, the team partnered with German software giant SAP AG to create a custom match analysis tool that collects and analyzes massive amounts of player performance data.

The tool, called Match Insights, analyzes video data from on-field cameras capable of capturing thousands of data points per second, including player position and speed. That data then goes into an SAP database that runs analytics and allows coaches to target performance metrics for specific players and give them feedback via their mobile devices.”

Read the WSJ article here!

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