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#ThreeAtTheBack - The OptaPro podcast explores how analysts at international federations approach major tournaments… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 11 Jul

NEWS: OptaPro is attending @simai2018 in Rome today, delivering a presentation on the application of data models &… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 4 Jul

BLOG: Ahead of tonight’s T20 international, OptaPro have looked into the potential tactics which could influence th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 3 Jul

This @SportTechie article discusses how access to technology and data in the dugout may influence decision-making a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 3 Jul

A data-driven analysis of Mexico with a focus on their performances in the #WorldCup group stages. Counter. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… 2 Jul

BLOG: Ahead of their game this afternoon, the Pro team have been analysing Mexico’s attacking approach at the World… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 2 Jul

BLOG: Using Opta cricket data @FWV_27 investigates IPL bowler tendencies when delivering a free-hit. Jaffa. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… 27 Jun

Head of OptaPro @BenMackriell shares insight on the analyst’s role during a major international tournament in this… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 26 Jun

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Inside the use of in-game tracking data at the World Cup

OptaPro marketing manager Ryan Bahia speaks with SportTechie, discussing how access to technology and live data in the dugout can influence decision-making.

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U.S. Soccer Hackathon

U.S. Soccer are hosting their first soccer hackathon, taking place in Chicago on 14-15 July. Participants will have access to detailed Opta data at this inaugural event.

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How Liverpool built a potential champion

In an article for FiveThirtyEight, Michael Caley applies Opta data to analyse Liverpool in the lead-up to the Champions League final.

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MLS 2018 season previews

Ahead of the 2018 Major League Soccer season, American Soccer Analysis provide data-driven previews of individual teams.

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ESPN-hosted panel discussion - Analytics in Soccer

What role can analytics play in football? The panel at the 2012 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference explores this debate, and addresses the commonly held misperception that football can't be analysed in the same way as other sports.

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As soccer analytics improve, is a wins above replacement statistic possible?

From the recent #OptaProSoccer event, Jonathan Tannenwald of the Philadelphia Inquirer spoke with OptaPro North American lead Oliver Miller Farrell on how teams can extract value and inform decision-making from performance data.

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