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Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas

FIFA Women’s World Cup – Comparing USA and Japan

Unlike the NFL or the men’s FIFA world cup, I couldn’t locate much data.  Google took me to the Five Thirty Eight github site, data/womens-world-cup-predictions at master · fivethirtyeight/data · GitHub where they have already made predictions.  So instead of using SAP Predictive Analytics, I used Lumira to preview the USA versus Japan match tonight.

From github, I copied the raw data to the clipboard:


Then I selected the “Copy from Clipboard” option in SAP Lumira Desktop:


This is how the data looks:


It defaults to “Fixed Width” but I change it to “Delimted By” Comma

What do these columns mean?  See data/ at master · fivethirtyeight/data · GitHub – “wspi” is Women’s Soccer Power Index.

Using the lighbulb icon in Lumira I review the top influencers of ‘wspi’:


The “win” column means “chance of winning the whole thing” – how do Japan and the USA match up?


The USA has a higher win score


Japan has a higher defense power rating whereas the USA team has a higher offense rating.


The power index between the teams is close.

It looks to be a good game and hopefully by the next World Cup more data will be available for Women’s Soccer.

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      Author's profile photo Christopher Vozella
      Christopher Vozella

      #PassTheLove - Great work Tammy!