The world cup is the biggest sporting event on the planet. During the last world cup in 2010, 3.2 billion people watched at least one of the games. As I know, many groups are going to ‘make it interesting’ by placing bets on the results, I thought it would be good to have all the data on a spreadsheet. Google sheets are ideal for that as they offer a great ability to share, comment and ‘play’ with the data. You can see the demo spreadsheet: http://goo.gl/ZjdfqE and fork the code from: https://github.com/greenido/WorldCup
For now, we are fetching the info from these end points:
and they are updated every minute.
- Integration with BigQuery to give more stats on each match vs historic worlds cap.
- Fetch more data (e.g. bets, weather conditions to help find formula(s) to make prediction.
- Create a UI that will merge: http://fivethirtyeight.com/interactives/world-cup/ and #1 outputs.
Special thanks to the good people of softwareforgood.com who created the API. Btw, if you have a cool idea for projects that will be based on this spreadsheet… Please share.