Quantitative analysis of performance indicators of goals scored in the futsal World Cup Thailand 2012.
The main objective of this study was to analyze the performance indicators and characterize of goals scored in the futsal World Cup Thailand 2012, in order to describe the most relevant parameters that can improve the efficacy of the teams. The analysis was based on 349 goals were scored in 52 matches played during this tournament. The data was obtained from the FIFA Website. Spreadsheets were used as data collection instrument, and the applied method was descriptive observational analysis. The results showed that The scoring rate of the futsal World Cup Thailand 2012 was 6.71 goals per match, the highest scoring goals at the forth 31:40 minute 32.95% from all goals were scored, most goals were scored landing in the lower part of the goal 76.2 % by shots 98.7% from total goals scored inside penalty area, specifically the area between line of goal and 10 meters from the penalty spot at the right(39.9%), most goals were scored 60.4% by open playing from the area between 10 meters from the penalty spot with line of goal and displays of the court 20 meters 73.1% of the total goals scored , and the rest 39.6% was scored by individual playing. By using T-Test winning teams had significantly higher values than the losing teams for the following game statistics: goals scored, total shots, shots on goal and effectiveness (p<0.05). However there is no significant difference in ball possession and corners between winning teams and losing teams (p<0.05). The results of the present study should not only give coaches a fresh insight into how to create more effective tactical plans, but they also provide useful information on the characteristics of how goals scored in futsal matches, give general values that help to understand and analyse futsal and help to design training sessions.
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