OptaPro Named Official Data Partner of Brazilian National Football Team
August 14, 2013
The Brazilian national football team, the most successful in World Cup history, has named OptaPro as their official data partner. The agreement follows a successful trial during the 2013 Confederations Cup.
Brazil’s coaching and analysis staff will use OptaPro’s products and services in squad seletion, opposition scouting and team analysis during the team’s build-up to the 2014 World Cup, to be held in Brazil, as well as during the tournament itself.
Opta has recently expanded into South America and now offers detailed performance data on the the Copa Libertadores, the Brazilian Campeonato Serie A, the Primera Division in Chile, the Argentine Primera Division and the Categoría Primera A in Colombia, as well as more than 30 more leagues worldwide.
Thiago Larghi, Lead Performance Analyst for the Brazilian team, said:”We have chosen OptaPro because they are one of the best data providers in the world. We believe that it’s an important tool for our performance in World Cup 2014.”
Opta CEO Aidan Cooney added: “Working with a team as prestigious as Brazil is a great testament to the unique strengths of our professional analysis products, as well as our recent expansion into South America. We look forward to working closely with the team over the course of the 2014 World Cup.”