What are “Scoring Opportunities”?

FOOTBALL – The Guardian’s analysis of Leicester City’s surprise season included a reference to scoring opportunities, one of the numerous variables that we at Infostrada Sports collect in our live coverage of football matches around the world. As explained in the article, this is a measure which counts major chances whether they result in a shot or not. Calculating the difference between scoring opportunities for and against produces a measure which is highly correlated with the league table standings. Below are some examples of goal attempts which would be classified as scoring opportunities.
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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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REVIEW: Madrid receive fastest red card of season

FOOTBALL – Antonio Adán was sent off after 6 minutes for a foul on a breakaway player. It was the fastest red card of the 2012/2013 La Liga season and the fastest for a Real Madrid player since the 2nd minute dismissal of Iker Casillas on 13 February 2011 (vs RCD Espanyol). In his case, it was also for a foul on a breakaway player, Adán replaced him in goal and Real won 1-0 despite being shorthanded for 88 minutes.

Cristiano Ronaldo captained his side for the first time in a league match since 19 March 2008, when he captained Manchester United against Bolton Wanderers.

RECORD: Iker Casillas sets world record for winning

FOOTBALL – Iker Casillas has set an all-time world record by appearing on the winning side for the 95 time in an international match. Casillas came on for fellow custodian Pepe Reina as Spain defeated Korea Republic 4-1 in an international friendly on Wednesday. We have the top 10 of ‘biggest winners’ right here.

Most international matches played on the winning side

95 – Iker Casillas (ESP)

94 – Ahmed Hassan (EGY)

94 – Lilian Thuram (FRA)

89 – Mohamed Al-Deayea (KSA)

89 – Ali Daei (IRI)

88 – Cafú (BRA)

87 – Claudio Suárez (MEX)

85 – Lothar Matthäus (FRG/GER)

83 – Javier Zanetti (ARG)

83 – Roberto Carlos (BRA)

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