The 2014 World Cup: Reviewed

By Alex Roberts

Posted 24th April 2018

As the 2018 edition of the World Cup draws ever closer, we’ve looked back at Brazil 2014. A tournament that was full of incredible goals, moments and stories which reverberated around the world.


What unforgettable moments will we see in 2018?  

We’ll have journalists on the ground across Russia to capture every story from every angle imaginable to help you achieve and beat your World Cup objectives and provide an ongoing World Cup narrative your audience will love.

Talk to us today to see how we can help you take advantage through our exclusive portfolio of data, video and editorial products.


Suarez v Chiellini

Product: Slidelist

Our Slidelist product is the perfect way of recapping incredible World Cup moments while  keeping eyes on your platform for longer and deliver engaging content in a highly-visually format that audiences will love. 

We will be producing a range of Slidelists for the 2018 World Cup, to take advantage of this product get in touch using the form below.

Germany 7-1 Brazil: 7 minutes of madness

Product: Opta Match Action Widget

The Opta Match Visualisation is our most immersive and powerful widget available within our v3 suite. Powered by our market-leading football feeds, track and follow all 64 matches from the World Cup live. The product shows x,y locations of all player action events including: passes, shots, free-kicks, goals and tackles. This product is unavailable anywhere else.

For further information on this product including customisation and integration details, please fill in the form at the bottom of the page.

Product: Fast Match Report

Delivered shortly after the final whistle, Fast Match Reports from Omnisport provide an easy-to-digest, compelling video match report. Powered by Opta data, the product features cutting-edge data-driven insight to tell the story of the fixture that a traditional match report might not.

Suitable for use across platforms and channels, provide your audience with a highly visual match report that they’ll love to watch, share and dissect with their friends.

Enquire about our Fast Match Reports product

Van Persie wonder-goal


Product: Incredible World Cup moments re-lived

Produced as part of an exclusive Omnisport video package for the 2018 World Cup, our look-back series will put your audiences your audience at the heart of the World Cup's greatest ever moments, packaged in a format that drives traffic and engagement.

For the full list of videos that are available in this exclusive series, get in contact with us through the form at the bottom of the page.

Tim Howard: the human Octopus

Product: Data Feed

Opta’s high-performance data feeds allow you to deliver the quickest and most detailed statistics straight to your audience via whichever platform you require. Opta’s data feeds for the World Cup are trusted by the sports’ biggest clients around the world.

The example on the right is just one way which Opta's data feeds can be used to provide audiences with a highly immersive, rich World Cup experience. Talk to us today using the form below to get started.


We love to shout about brilliant client work.

Audiences globally expect immersive, detailed next-generation experiences. Leading bookmakers, Betfair, Paddypower, Betsson to name just a few, have integrated our new RunningBall and Opta Match Visualisation products to provide a more engaging and enriched match viewing experience through their app.



Available for all 64 World Cup matches, the product can also support pre-roll advertising and includes easy to implement customisation options. Talk to us today to get started with this product.



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