FIFA Worldcup 2018 - json data
Thank you all!
Congrats France, well deserved!
Thank you for the support, I got really amazed when this little json file got 100 stars, and now its 324 stars!
So what have I actually learned,
First of all, be prepared on the json structure, with a better documentation, actually I never thought it would become so popular, so thats why I wasnt prepared enough.
I just made this json data for my little own worldcup overview, and then I added github topic tags, and then it just exploded with stars. And those github topics is actually the only "marketing" I have made of this, no topics on reddit or any other place.
Anyways, another thing I should have prepared to, is to use a lot "faster" and more relaible API to get the live scores, behind the scene, I have changed between 4 APIs, and I have made a LOT of manual labor also, and when I wasnt at home or saw a match with friends, thats where all you contributors where amazing!
Thank you all
This will properly be the last commit of this repo, I will keep it up for future reference, and maybe we will see each other again in 2 years when Europe Championship will be held in Denmark :D
Thanks again for the support!
To use the data in your app, you can use this link
Which will be updated
Means its a regular group match
Means it should look at the
away_team fields where the code will be either
X = the group key.
winner_h means the team will be the winner of the group H.
runner_b means the team will be second placed team in the group B.
away_team will be a integer, meaning it should take the winner of the match.
home_team = 59 - means the winning team from match 59 will be the
The opposite of the winner key (Only used for 3rd place play-off)
home_team = 62 means the losing team from match 62 will be the
Each match has a array of channels. The tv channels will be defined in the json file aswell.
Knockout matches can not end in a draw, so therefor a knockout match have the following
"home_result": null, "away_result": null, "home_penalty": null, "away_penalty": null, "winner": null,
When a match is completed it will look like this
"home_result": 0, "away_result": 1, "home_penalty": null, "away_penalty": null, "winner": <TEAM ID>,
"winner" field will have either
If a team wins after overtime, the result will be the same as above.
If a knockout match goes to penalty the result will be
"home_result": 1, "away_result": 1, "home_penalty": 5, "away_penalty": 4, "winner": <TEAM ID>,
Not very nice, but works - and you can try to see what happens with your expected results
- More TV channels(?) - Need help from anywhere on the world :)