World Cup 2018: Data Products

By Alex Roberts

Posted 17th November 2017

World-leading live football data from Opta that engages fans around the world.

Data Feeds

Power your FIFA World Cup coverage with our comprehensive range of Data Feeds.

  • The most flexible way to integrate Opta data with your platform, product or solution
  • Cover the FIFA World Cup in incredible detail or opt for a more focused set of data
  • Create bespoke, cutting-edge applications for Russia 2018

Learn more about Opta data feeds on the Opta website, here.

Widgets and Hosted Solutions

Explore Opta's range of match-based football widgets here.

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  • Incredible suite of 30 widgets that allow you to quickly tell incredible World Cup stories
  • Tell the story of the FIFA World Cup at any stage as the matches unfold
  • Fully customisable, mobile-friendly and multi-lingual

    •   Match visualisations
    •   Predictive analytics
    •   Live draw widgets
    •   Advanced analytics 


A highly engaging World Cup experience, built for your audience to enjoy.

  • Provide your audience with a detailed, engaging World Cup experience in a format that is easy to implement with limited development resource
  • Includes Opta data and Omnisport editorial and video content
  • Solution fully responsive across devices
  • Ability to integrate with your advertising partners
  • Customise the look and feel
  • Available in multiple languages

Data Editorial

Compelling data editorial which engages, inspires and cuts through the noise is increasingly important.

Our Data editorial solutions include:


World Cup 2018 content that inspires, engages and excites audiences whatever the platform. Graphics, incisive facts, long-form content and video that compels and sparks discussion.

Data Editorial products:

Advanced Analytics metrics

The next generation of statistics for football, developed by Opta. Differentiate from your competition with our innovative new metrics which provide a better understanding of player and team performances.

Available via: Metrics include:
Feeds   Expected Goals (xG)
Widgets Expected Assists (xA) 
Data Editorial Sequences 
  Defensive Coverage

Explore Opta's advanced metrics in more detail here.

Historic Data

Unlike any other football database, we have full detail for every FIFA World Cup match since 1966.

Pit current players against greats from the past and deliver an amazing FIFA World Cup experience.

Delivery methods:

  • Data Feeds
  • Widgets
  • Data Editorial
  • Analytics
  • Query tool

Check out our video and editorial World Cup products.

Interested in seeing some of these products in action?

We've been reviewing a range of World Cup themes using our 2018 product line-up, click the links below to be taken to them directly:

1. World Cup Penalty Shoot-outs

2. 50+ years of incredible World Cup moments

3. The changing face of football

4. Predicting the 2018 World Cup

5. Re-live the greatest show on earth

6. December Opta countdown




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