WK-barometer: from prayer to data analysis

What news is there to pick it up in Russia?

The Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa (L) © AFP

The Australian offensive midfielder Tim Cahill (38) got yesterday against groepsfavoriet France no playing time from coach Bert van Marwijk, but the currently clubloze a professional footballer in his fourth world cup for a remarkable fact ensure. When the ex-Millwallspeler scores in Russia, can he add to the record of illustrious predecessors such as Pele, Uwe Seeler, Miroslav Klose and Cristiano Ronaldo. “When I get a chance, I will not hesitate, and there are’, claims Cahill. Klose is likely to be found in the possession of the doelpuntenrecord at world CHAMPIONSHIPS with sixteen hits.


German international Thomas Müller is the prof that of all 736 players at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Russia the most the way to the nets found in previous eindrondes. The still only 28-year-old star player of Bayern Munich stands at ten goals. Then follows Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) with six hits. James Rodríguez (Colombia), Luis Suárez (Uruguay), Gonzalo Higuaín and Lionel Messi (Argentina) but also Tim Cahill (Australia), the star of Real Madrid on the heels with five goals.


Mexico hopes that the gesture of cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes of their national team can help. Because this week he spread through the social networks a video message from the archbishop of Mexico city, incidentally the largest in the world. The archbishop wanted to incite a prayer for “El Tri”, as the nickname is for the team of the Colombian coach Juan Carlos Osorio, who was appointed in October 2015. Because the old-clubtrainer of Once Caldas and Atlético Nacional is now known as a rotatiekunstenaar. A total of 47 international matches, the ex-midfielder in there 46 times with a different starting point to begin.

To measure is to know

Germany is now in the spell of the digital spelanalysemiddelen by the football association (DFB) are used to opponents to dissect. They are of course not the only one of the top countries that specialise in this. But with data, they try to a small difference to generate on the competition and pioneer. To measure is to know, this is it. The correct and most important filter, together with the acceptance by the players, that is what it is now to coach Joachim Löw and co. “For me, this is a good basis, to get myself to constantly improve’, posits rechterverdediger Joshua Kimmich.

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