• Analytics and agony meet in Champions League penalty shootout Originally published on cbc.ca/sports Penalty kicks elicit a spectrum of emotions from players and fans alike. That’s why it’s no surprise that both teams were in tears at the end of this year’s Champions League final. A grueling, tightly contested match that saw Atlético Madrid come from behind against Real Madrid to tie the game 1-1 to ensure extra time before the […]
  • Soccer slowly warms to video review Originally published on cbc.ca/sports After years of reluctance, soccer may finally be overcoming its aversion to technology. In March the IFAB, the entity responsible for overseeing the laws of the game, said it would begin testing the use of video review technology during matches. Over the next two years these closed-door tests will explore how match officials can […]