How effectively does World Cup qualification performance predict success in the World Cup finals?
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wc_match_data.csv
wc_results_data.csv

README.md

WCQ

Replication data and code for "How effectively does World Cup qualification performance predict success in the World Cup finals?"

Created by Julian Gerez

wc_match_data.csv

Variable Description
id Type of match (finals/qualifier)
tourn_id World Cup cycle match was played in
date Date of match (yyyy-mm-dd)
teamA TeamA name
scoreA Score of teamA
scoreB Score of teamB
teamB TeamB name
et Extra time dummy
sc Special circumstances dummy (for certain qualifier matches that were annulled or abandoned
w Team that won match
l Team that lost match
d True if draw, else false
dA If draw, name of teamA
dB If draw, name of teamB

wc_results_data.csv

Variable Description
tourn_id World Cup cycle
team Country name
qgp Qualifier games played
qw Qualifier wins
qd Qualifier draws
ql Qualifier losses
qp Qualifier points
qpp Qualifier points possible (qw*3 + qd*1) / qgp
qop Qualifier old points
qopp Qualifier old points possible (qw*2 + qd*1) / qgp
qgf Qualifier goals for
qga Qualifier goals against
qgd Qualifier goal difference
fgp, fw, fd... Same variables but for World Cup finals matches
hd Host dummy (1 = host)
cd Champion dummy (1 = champion)