StatSports Secures Brazil World Cup Deal

Newry based STATSports have signed another big deal elevating them further into the upper echelons of global sports technology providers.

The latest deal is a long-term partnership with the Brazil Football Confederation (CBF) which will see it provide its pioneering APEX Team Series GPS device to all National teams within the federation.

STATSports’ Apex Team Series GPS device will be worn by Brazil during this summer’s World Cup in Russia with other nations including world champion’s Germany, European champions Portugal, Belgium, England, Poland, Denmark and Morocco among the other nations availing of STATSports world-leading technology during the tournament.

The technology is also used by many of the world’s biggest sporting organisations across the English Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, MLS, NFL, NBA, Rugby Union and hockey.

The device is worn by players during training and matches and measures and analyses a wide range of physical attributes of players. It can provide feedback on metrics such as distance covered, speed, acceleration and even insights on player load as well as the level of fatigue and injury risk.

“We want to make sure we leave no stone unturned when it comes to our preparation for this summer’s World Cup and beyond,” said Guilherme Passos, Physiologist at the Brazilian Football Confederation.

“A key part of this preparation is the technology we use to monitor the load we are placing on our players during sessions.”

“Having thoroughly assessed all available products on the market, it quickly became apparent that STATSports were the only provider who could match the ambitions of the Confederation. We are delighted to have everything finalised and to welcome STATSports as the Official Performance Monitoring Partner of the Brazilian Football Confederation for many years to come.”

The deal follows hot on the heels of similar announcements with Major League Soccer in the United States and the IRFU in Ireland earlier in 2018.

“This agreement with the Brazilian Football Confederation is huge for STATSports,” added STATSports, Co-Founder and CCO Sean O’Connor.

“Brazil are an iconic brand in world football, with a rich history of success. We look forward to supporting Brazil to further on-field success at this summer’s World Cup and for many years to come.”

“For the CBF to swap performance monitoring provider at this stage in the build-up to a World Cup is a huge decision and illustrates the excellence of the Apex system which is used by dozens of international football’s leading nations.”

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