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1 - Germany have lost a competitive game against a home nation for the first time since the 5-1 defeat to England in September 2001. Memory. 49 minutes ago

1986 - Northern Ireland have qualified for a major tournament for the first time since the 1986 World Cup. Party. 1 hours ago

3 - Darren Randolph is only the third goalkeeper to assist a goal in Euro 2016 qualifying (Rui Patricio, Pyatov). Bouncing. 1 hours ago

90 - Ireland’s last three goals against Germany have all been scored in the 90th minute or beyond. Tempter. 1 hours ago

7 - Northern Ireland have scored more goals from set pieces than any other side in Euro 2016 qualifying (excluding penalties). Routine. 1 hours ago

7 - Seven of Matt Ritchie's last nine goals for club or country have come from outside the box. Thump. 2 hours ago

29 - Number of countries that have scored fewer goals in Euro 2016 qualifying than Robert Lewandowski (11 goals). Machine. 2 hours ago

2 - Greece have only scored two goals in Euro 2016 qualifying; the same as Gibraltar and only more than San Marino (1). Behind. 2 hours ago

6 - Arkadiusz Milik has now provided six assists in Euro 2016 qualifying; two more than any other player. Slipped. 2 hours ago

13 - Robert Lewandowski has now scored 13 goals in his last five appearances for club and country. Unstoppable. 2 hours ago

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NEWS Opta in attendance at IBC 2015

From 11th September through to 15th September, Opta will be in attendance at IBC Conference in Amsterdam. IBC is an annual event that unites the technologies and business models powering the creation, management and delivery of all forms of electronic media content to consumers.

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Posted by opta at 12:40


NEWS FIFA subsidiary Early Warning System GmbH and Perform Group announce partnership

FIFA subsidiary Early Warning System GmbH (EWS) and Perform Group have today, 19 August 2015, signed a cooperation agreement with the purpose of enhancing the integrity of football events.

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Posted by opta at 12:44


NEWS Exclusive discussions to retain Opta's official partnership with Football DataCo

Football DataCo and Perform Group have reached a "standstill agreement” to renew Opta’s Official Data Partnership.

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Posted by Opta at 12:18


BLOG Root and Smith: the key men evaluated

Phil Oliver uses Opta data to assess the strengths and weaknesses of Joe Root and Steve Smith.

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Posted by Opta at 11:37