Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 6(12), pp. 2738 - 2742
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2018.061206
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Analyzing the Process from the Initiation of Attack to Goal Scoring Touch in the EURO 2016


Erdi Tokul 1,*, Olcay Mülazımoğlu 2
1 Trabzonspor A. Ş. First Team Match and Performance Analyst, Trabzon, Turkey
2 Faculty of Sports Sciences, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Muğla, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to carry out a technical and tactical analysis of the process from the initiation of attack to goal scoring touch in the EURO 2016. The study analyzed a total of 108 goals scored. Chi-square analysis was used to determine the statistically significant differences and the level of significance was set at p<0.05. The analysis excluded 11 goals scored including 3 own goals and 8 penalty goals; thus, 97 goals were analyzed. The analysis results showed that most goals (59.26%) were scored in the second half of matches, after attacks originating from the defending third (41.2%), with the contribution of 4 players (29.63%), inside the penalty area (72.22%), with instep shots (20.5%), and with one touch (60.8%). The study found that at the top-level EURO 2016, scorings were more effective in the second half, after attacks originating from the defending third, with different numbers of passes, from the centre or wings, with passes to the penalty area, one touch and instep shots. To achieve technical and tactical efficiency in football, guidance for coaches in light of this information can make a significant contribution to coach and players.

KEYWORDS
EURO 2016 Analyzing, Scoring Touch, Soccer Analysis

Cite this paper
Erdi Tokul , Olcay Mülazımoğlu . "Analyzing the Process from the Initiation of Attack to Goal Scoring Touch in the EURO 2016." Universal Journal of Educational Research 6.12 (2018) 2738 - 2742. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2018.061206.