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Science and the World Cup: how big data is transforming football

Axel Witsel of Belgium, Toby Alderweireld of Belgium and Roberto Firmino of Brazil battle for the ball, 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Belgium (in red) beat Brazil in a quarter-final match during the 2018 World Cup. Credit: TF-Images/Getty

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Nature 611, 444-446 (2022)



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