ANALYSE THIS: Wave – Spain v Netherlands

FOOTBALL – At Infostrada Sports, we are always experimenting with new insights from sports data and we have therefore developed a balance of play visualisation called Wave which shows how the balance between two football teams ebbs and flows during a football match. Here’s Holland’s sensational win over World Cup winners Spain.

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PREVIEW: Spain – Netherlands full size World Cup preview

MEDIA SERVICES – Infostrada Sports provides a 2014 World Cup media service for professionals. For all 64 World Cup matches in Brazil we produce full size match previews and reviews and a live feed with live facts & figures and an Q&A service.

Below you find the full size match preview for today’s Pool B match Spain – Netherlands, a replay of the 2010 World Cup final.

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PREVIEW: Five key number to Champions Trophy final

Hockey Champions Trophy 2012HOCKEY – Sunday’s 2012 Men’s Champions Trophy final between Netherlands and Australia is in many ways linked with the number five. The host Kookaburras are hoping to win a record extending fifth successive Champions Trophy and are poised to collect a record equalling fifth consecutive clean sheet. 

> Australia started the tournament with a 4-2 triumph over Belgium, then kept their next four opponents at bay. The CT record is five successive clean sheets by Germany in 1995, before conceding two in the final (a 2-2, followed by 4-2 penalty shootout win against Australia).

> If they concede zero, Australia will not only equal the record for most successive clean sheets, they will also equal the record for fewest goals conceded in a single tournament (two by Germany in 1995).

> In five previous Champions Trophies in Australia, the hosts lost precisely one match in each campaign. If that trend continues Holland will win their first CT since 2006.

> These sides played to a goalless draw earlier in this tournament. That stalemate snapped a CT record 12 successive matches won, by Australia.