When the World Cup kicks off in Qatar on November 20, fans can expect a flurry of match stats and footage on social media, which FIFA hopes will include data and content from a new player app.

FIFA said on Friday that all players in the finals will be able to view their performance data in a specially designed app developed by the governing body that allows players from all 32 teams to receive analysis and information.

The app has been created following feedback from players via the FIFPRO players’ union, and the data will be synced with action footage so key moments can be quickly assessed.

While such data and metrics are widely available to players at top clubs and national teams with analyst teams, the program will provide access to teams with fewer resources.

The app will use information from FIFA’s performance analysts, tracking data and physical performance metrics such as distance covered, sprints and positional heat maps.

Players will also be provided with match photos to share on social media along with stats and data.

“This player-focused development is based on direct feedback from the players and is another great example of how FIFA is using technology to its full potential, improving the football experience for key players on the pitch,” said Johannes Holzmüller, FIFA. Director of Football Technology and Innovation.

Simon Colazimo, FIFPRO’s deputy general secretary, said the players had asked for better access to data about their results.

“The FIFA Player App is a positive development that will activate personal data rights and provide a new resource for players at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar,” he said.

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