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FedEx Performance Zone: how it works

The FedEx Performance Zone is tracking players' displays throughout the UEFA Nations League and the European Qualifiers. Find out how.

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FedEx Performance Zone: how it works

Who are the stand-out players in the UEFA Nations League and the European Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup? Using a specially devised algorithm, the FedEx Performance Zone reveals all.

What is it?

The FedEx Performance Zone is tracking players' international displays throughout the competitions. Data from the UEFA Nations’ League and European Qualifiers is fed into a specially-designed algorithm to create rankings based on performances, with updates every matchday. We draw attention to FedEx Performance Zone Fast Risers live in our MatchCentres.

The FedEx Performance Zone purely charts the displays of players and does not suggest that one player is better than another.

How it works

Every player is assigned a primary on-field position, where they are expected to play the majority of the time. The categories are goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards.

The data considered for each player is specific to their position. For example, clean sheets, tackles and attempts blocked are considered key statistics for defensive players, while goals, assists, crosses and passes are important metrics for midfielders and forwards.

The algorithm uses player stats to deliver updates during games, with the rankings updating live as the fixtures unfold.

Points are awarded in every match a player takes part and are added to their scores from previous games in the competition, meaning whoever has the most points across the whole season heads the rankings.

Weighting

It is all about international football. No consideration is given to players' showings for their clubs in European or domestic competitions.

Performances in the UEFA Nations League finals are weighted higher than in the European Qualifiers.