A Growing World
Despite the problems found within the world of football analytics at the moment there is an improving world of data production, metric development and scenario comprehension. With the advancement of technology companies are finding it increasingly easier to produce worldwide data in a matter of hours. Thus, one can only hope that within the next ten years or so football will be amongst the leading sports in the world in terms of data production and analysis. However, this requires unity first and foremost.
The Future of Analytics
In our view this solely depends on how unified organising bodies become. In the NBA, the NBA itself produces statistics with a few other organisations who work with the NBA producing some other detailed analytics of the game. In football, it is upon FIFA, ideally, to produce data that is free for all to use as other sports do. However, football is dominated by companies who seek extreme amounts of payment for data and this prohibits many upcoming analysts from entering into the great world of sports analytics.