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Puerto Rican Football Federation engages Genius in live statistics drive

Sports data technology company Genius Sports has signed a new live data partnership with the Puerto Rican Football Federation (FPF).

As part of the agreement, Football LiveStats, Genius Sports’ data collection system, will be used by the FPF to drive its digital transformation. Football LiveStats allows player and team statistics to be captured in real-time from the side of the pitch.

Configurable widgets and match centres will automatically post key data points such as assists, shot locations and time in possession to the FPF’s websites. Football LiveStats data will also be integrated with Fifa’s new Competition Management System, automating how the FPF creates squads and fixture lists, allocates referees and collates match reports.

Iván E. Rivera Gutiérrez, president of the FPF, said: “For the Puerto Rican Football Federation, it is a privilege to sign an agreement with Genius Sports, a prestigious company recognised worldwide.

“The agreement is a way of being up to date and on par with other technology-level associations and various platforms for the use of competition systems, statistics, website, among others. In addition, this agreement will put us on the map at an international level, something that makes us proud as Puerto Ricans who love this sport.”

Fernando Martinez, head of commercial, Latam & Caribbean at Genius Sports, added: “Statistics are at their most valuable when they’re fast, accurate and can provide fans with new and exciting insights. Through Football LiveStats, the FPF is expanding the value and reach of its live data and we look forward to playing such a crucial role in their growth going forward.”

The FPF is a member of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU).