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Of course, all you Europeans (including those of European descent) have been following Euro 2008. Has anyone checked out the Euro 2008 site, particularly when there is a match on (it's the only way to follow the games at work over here)? They have an a map of the soccer pitch that shows the areas a player has traveled during the course of the game, resulting in a logically coloured heat map. Click through the various players to discover the extents of their travels and a total distance coverage (usually 7 to 10 km per game). Unfortunately, it doesn't seem accessible after the match. (If you haven't seen it yet, tune in during tomorrow's game.) It makes me wonder: how are they tracking the players? Little GPS trackers?? Or it is just a best guess? Which seems to be alot of guessing.


And, in case anyone wants to know - I'm hoping that the Dutch will take it all. :D

Update: Here's a screen capture from yesterday's game . . .

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Hi, it's very interesting. I haven't seen heat map before, but wonder how they know the distance covered by each player.
I searched a bit and found that there are single camera focused on each player and sofisticated software calculate distance and other statistics. Check this:

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That's a great link Rudy - and a great U-tube link Ondra. I had thought the players all had chips implanted somewhere to track them.

I have been taping the shows during the day - then watching at night. I don't want to spoil the match by finding out the scores during the day so I try to stay away from the Euro 2008 site.

I really like the density surfaces created from the players' time spent in certain locations on the field - although I don't really like the term "heat-map."

I am rooting for the Dutch too (although Russia looked pretty good the other night...)!

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I am rooting for the Dutch too (although Russia looked pretty good the other night...)!


The Russian coach is Dutch, so either way, we'll have somebody to cheer for in the semifinals :)
Holland is playing Russia tomorrow in the quarter finals, should be good.
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Hi, it's very interesting. I haven't seen heat map before, but wonder how they know the distance covered by each player.
I searched a bit and found that there are single camera focused on each player and sofisticated software calculate distance and other statistics. Check this:


Very cool!! Thanks for the link Ondra!

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Holland is playing Russia tomorrow in the quarter finals, should be good.


Thankfully the game is on Saturday so I'll be watching it.

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No luck for the dutch, and Sweden didn't do very well (we got knocked out by the Russians). I have seen on the live games on TV that they sometimes show how far a player has ran when they are substituted etc - I am not sure it is so interesting information except for the true stats nerds...
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Here is a link to the Uefa interactive statistics for the Russia/Holland game. The more I fiddle with it - the more impressed I am with the visual display of the data inter-relationships.

The more I watch the Russians - the more I like them. Arshavin reminds me a little of Lionel Messi (IMO the greatest player of all). As much as I like Spain - I think I am going to root for the Russians.

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Not happy, the Russians stole our coach!!!
Very cool graphic though

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Not happy, the Russians stole our coach!!!
Very cool graphic though


Let's be fair, you stole him from the South Koreans... ;)
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The Italian squad arrived home today. No surprise there. But c'mon - they didn't have Canavaro or Totti - both out with injuries.
Would be neat if Russia took it all.

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Russia does look amazing....a little like South Korea a couple years ago....cheers to HIddink

...and thank god for the live games on espn 360
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I was thinking you could add a few more smirks, Hans.

A win for Russia is a win for Holland! B)


Not happy, the Russians stole our coach!!!
Very cool graphic though


Let's be fair, you stole him from the South Koreans... ;)


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I was thinking you could add a few more smirks, Hans.

A win for Russia is a win for Holland! B)


In theory, yes...

But why did the Russians have to go and beat the Dutch? :(
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