Decoding Goal Scoring Dynamics in Men’s Football-A Comparative Analysis Towards Winning and Losing Teams During 2022 FIFA World Cup
Keywords:Goal Scoring, Character, Performance Analysis, World Cup, Winning, Losing
This study examines the goal-scoring patterns of men's football teams during the 2022 FIFA World Cup, distinguishing between winners and losers. Using a non-experimental, cross-sectional design, a carefully selected sample of n=49 matches was analyzed after excluding uncertain outcomes. Various goal-scoring indicators (such as corner kicks, solo runs, headers, long shots, etc.) for winning and losing teams were investigated, with a significance level of p<0.05. Applying the Mann-Whitney U test, significant differences were found in solo runs between victorious (Md = 2.00) and defeated (Md = 1.00) teams (U = 672.5, z = -3.882, p < 0.01, r = 0.39). Winners averaged 1.90 ± 0.96 solo runs, compared to losers' 1.08 ± 1.16, a notable 0.82 difference. Similarly, headers also varied significantly between winning (Md = 3.00) and losing (Md = 2.00) teams (U = 688.5, z = -3.744, p < 0.01, r = 0.38). Winning teams averaged 2.92 ± 1.66 headers, surpassing losers' 1.86 ± 1.31, with a significant 1.06 difference. Solo runs were identified as vital for creating goal-scoring opportunities, while headers played a significant role in actualizing goals. Overall, the study emphasizes the importance of individual creativity (solo runs) in crafting chances and efficient titles in set-piece situations for successful goal-scoring strategies among winning teams.
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