STATS Partners With Royal Spanish Football Federation To Track Data For National Team
STATS has partnered with the Royal Spanish Football Federation to provide fitness, tactical and technical data for Spain’s remaining pre-World Cup matches via STATS’ SportVU Pro.
The RFEF serves at the governing body of football in Spain, including the Spanish men’s, women’s and youth national teams, as well as Spain’s national futsal team. In addition, RFEF administers the competition committee of the Campeonato Nacional de Liga: the Primera División and the Segunda División.
STATS SportVU Pro, which was recently validated through a STATS-commissioned independent study by the Technical University of Munich, delivers tracking through an independent camera installation that extracts and processes coordinates of players and the ball. Backed by STATS’ award-winning data science team and engineers, the Spanish national team will have advanced analytics to measure and analyze player performance and fitness, and team formations and strategy.
“As Spain prepares for a tough grouping in the upcoming World Cup, it is important they have the resources and analytics in place to measure team and player performance,” says Richard Henderson, chief revenue officer at STATS. “STATS SportVU Pro has revolutionized the way teams and players prepare and analyze their matches, and we are thrilled to partner with RFEF to bring new context to a talented Spanish squad.”
STATS SportVU will be used in Spain’s two upcoming pre-World Cup matches against Germany and Argentina. In the lead-up to World Cup selection, the RFEF have used STATS SportVU for team and player evaluation in five previous matches against Colombia, Albania, Israel, Costa Rica and Russia.
“Thanks to STATS SportVU tracking, we are provided with reliable fitness data, which helps us to better understand how players physically performed during the competition,” says Oscar Caro, physical coach of the Spanish national team. “It’s really convenient—the fact that both fitness and technical data are sent to us less than 24 hours post-match.”