Croatia, STATS First World Cup Team Customer with STATS Edge, Goes on Historic Run to Final

Today, STATS, the worldwide leader in sports data and intelligence,
congratulates Croatia on a remarkable run to the World Cup final. The
Croatia national team is the first World Cup team with STATS Edge™, the
only artificial intelligence (AI) powered platform that enhances match
preparation by delivering better insights in less time.

On Wednesday, July 11, for the third consecutive match, Croatia won in
extra time, beating England 2-1. England entered the match as slight
favorites, along with the tournament’s leading goal scorer Harry Kane’s
six goals, two more than any other player. Croatia won the match off the
foot of Mario Mandzukic, the country’s second-leading goal scorer in
World Cup history. With a goal in the 109th minute, Mandzukic
tied for the sixth-latest semi-final goal in World Cup history. Prior to
the matchup, Croatia reached the semi-finals via penalty kicks versus
Russia (4-3) and Denmark (3-2), following a decisive sweep of Group D.

Croatia is the first national team with STATS Edge, a manager and
analyst tool that analyzes complex patterns within a game. Using the
latest in AI and machine learning, STATS Edge can objectively analyze a
team’s performance, compare playing styles, conduct game-changing set
play analysis, and more, while linking the analysis with video at the
touch of a button.

“It has been thrilling to watch Croatia make this historic run to the
World Cup final, and we congratulate them on such a remarkable
achievement,” said Carl Mergele, Chief Executive Officer at STATS.
“Croatia is the first World Cup team we have shared STATS Edge with, and
it has been a joy watching how far they have advanced.”

Croatia is set to meet France on Sunday, July 15 at 18:00 local time
(10:00 a.m. CST). For more information on STATS Edge and other
performance solutions, visit:


STATS is the global leader in sports intelligence, operating at the
intersection of sports and technology. The world’s most innovative
brands, technology companies, leagues and dozens of world championship
teams trust STATS to find their winning edge. STATS combines the
industry’s fastest and most accurate data platform with video analysis,
sports content and research, player tracking, and the latest in
artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to provide
unparalleled media and team performance solutions. The pioneer of live
sports data, STATS continues to speed innovation in the industry with
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