Document Type: Research Paper

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Department of Industrial Engineering, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Iran

Abstract

Football is one of the most popular and exciting sports fields throughout the world. Today, in addition to the result, the number of goals and points, attraction and quality of the played matches are important for club management staff, coaching staff, the players and especially the fans. Beside number of goals, there are different criteria such as successful passes, attacks, defenses, tackles and etc. can determine the quality of matches. Therefore, in this survey, researchers consider the quality of World Cup 2014 football matches. For this purpose, after the review on research literature, the quality criteria of football matches are determined. Afterward, related data of each criterion are extracted. Then, the DEA common weight analysis (DEA-CWA) is used in order to evaluate and rank the quality of competitions. Results show that the match between the national teams of Argentina and Nigeria was elected as the highest-quality match in Brazil's 2014 World Cup first round.

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