16 June 2010
Cool fitba diagram
Just came across this excellent graphic summary of the Brazil-North Korea game, in the Wall Street Journal, of all places.
The concept appears to be modified from a presentational tool used to summarize American football games, in which time of possession is crucial - but looking at this, I think it is quite as useful when applied to real football.
For example: it is staggering that a greater than two thirds possession of the ball by one of the world's top-ranked teams playing against one of the lowest ranked resulted in only a 2-1 win.