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Castrol Index – Every World Cup Player’s Rating Including Debuchy, Sissoko, Tiote and Krul

7 years ago

The Castrol Index uses state of the art FIFA tracking technology to capture data on every player appearing at this summer’s Brazil World Cup.

This is then analysed with every move, pass an dtacle measured and assessed as to whether it had a positive or negative impact on the team’s ability to score or concede a goal.

The results were updated on Sunday and so the up to date top ten players at the Brazil World Cup so far are (marks out of 10);

9.79 Benzema (France)

9.74 Rodriguez (Columbia)

9.70 Varane (France)

9.66 Silva (Brazil)

9.63 Hummels (Germany)

9.59 Robben (Holland)

9.56 Luiz (Brazil)

9.53 Neymar (Brazil)

9.51 De Vrij (Holland)

9.48 Vertonghen (Belgium)

Moving further down the list, here are a few other selected due to their Newcastle connection, with their placing in their lift following each player’s name.

8.34 Cabaye (89th)

7.94 Debuchy (129th)

7.53 Sissoko (175th)

7.16 Tiote (219th)

4.95 Shola (485th)

4.23 Remy (551st)

4.11 Krul (560th)

I assume that Tim Krul’s basic rating is down to the fact that the ratings won’t apply to penalty shootouts as they aren’t within the usual ninety minutes (or one hundred and twenty minutes) of the actual match.

A marked difference between the other six players who have played a fuller role in the actual matches though, with Cabaye, Debuchy, Sissoko and Tiote all rated as having made a decent or better contribution, while Shola and Loic Remy rated as pretty shocking.

In Remy’s case that will bring a smile to the faces of many Newcastle fans, the striker only managing 28 minutes of totally anonymous substitute action against Ecuador and Germany. The forward having happily admitted he opted out of playing in certain Newcastle matches as he was saving himself for the World Cup.


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