Effectiveness of attacking play in the 2004 European Championships
University of Wales Institute Cardiff
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The aim of this study is to analyse teams in the 2004 European Championships. Analysing the most effective ways teams create and retain possession, how assists and goals were created. Teams were compared using the FIFA ranking system before the tournament commenced. The three categories consisted of the top 4 teams, middle 8 teams and the bottom 4 teams. Previous research has concentrated on successful and unsuccessful teams in World Cups and European Championships, of the goals they score, goals were considered major indicators to performance. This study aims to illustrate differences in the ranked teams rather than the successful of a team and possession as well as goals scored. The research was conducted on 15 matches, only normal time was analysed. The data was collected via post match analysis with a hand notation system. Successful and unsuccessful possession variables were analysed. Inter operator-reliability tests were performed, the percentage error for shooting possessions was 0% and 6.4% for none successful possessions. The analysis was conducted to find differences in possessions between the three different categories. Mean values and percentages were calculated for possessions. Chi-square tests were completed using 95% significance levels. The study found higher ranked teams scored more goals per match than lower ranked teams. Higher ranked teams also had more passes per shooting possession than lower ranked teams. Category B had a significant difference (P<0.05) in none productive possessions. The middle ranked teams had a higher pass per possession ratio. Driven shots accounted for most shots in a match. This study provides an insight into possession play in 2004 European Championships at an elite level. The data collected provides results of ranked teams in the tournament and how they can relate the findings to coaching techniques of international teams.
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