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A lot of the data is available and it should move beyond the closed circle of experts (see what leading clubs like A.C. Milan do with their data here). When data is better shared, when the right analytics are communicated and more often, the game becomes more interesting to more, and better understood by most.
You can find more videos and other tools that will help you experience a more “analytical” World Cup @ www.microsoft.com\bi. Also make sure to visit www.extendedresults.com/worldcup, a Microsoft partner that is building social media analytics for the World Cup. You’ll see top mentioned players and many other stats.