Fastest Live Scores League Coverage

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English Premier League

The new campaign is almost underway. After arguably the most compelling competition in recent history, this year is set to be even bigger. Enter the heavyweight managers Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte, not to forget the return of “The Special One”. With them they will bring a host of household names and over the 10 months of the season it will undoubtedly be an unforgettable spectacle.

The Fastest Live Scores API feed has immediate updates for every Premier League moment. You can utilise the API feed to create mobile apps, websites, live advertising campaigns and much more. Once it is integrated you have nothing to do and your audience will be kept completely up to date with all of the action.

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Fastest Live Scores have unparalleled worldwide coverage. Ranging from the German Bundesliga to the Nicaraguan Primera Division. If you would like to know specifically which leagues we cover then simply get in touch. We have packages for individuals and businesses of all sizes. As you can see below, coverage of 10 competitions is just $350/month.

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Using the Fastest Live Scores API couldn’t be easier: simply select your subscription and register. You’ll then be provided with a unique API Key to access our fast, reliable and accurate data from leagues across the world. If your requirements don’t fit one of the packages listed above then we would be happy to create a bespoke one for you, just get in touch. Fastest Live Scores provide the best value real-time events feed for live football matches throughout the world. Our feed now includes added information such as: assists, form and head to head results. Take a look at our case studies to see how some of our clients have used our technology to provide their users with football coverage from the biggest competitions across the world.

 

Fastest Live Scores at Euro 2016

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Over the course of Euro 2016 we supplied data to a whole variety of projects; from live score apps to marketing companies to professional gamblers. The tournament saw moments of brilliance as well as upsets that we would rather weren’t mentioned – the Fastest Live Scores API meant that everyone was kept up to date with all of the action. Below are just a few examples of how our data was used over the course of the tournament.

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Toyota’s marketing agency integrated our API feed so that the digital advert displayed updates for live Euro 2016 matches. Here are some examples of how the adverts appeared in-play:

 

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The results showed that adverts displaying live content had a much higher click through rate than the static adverts. The desired result was achieved from all parties.

Goal Mouth

Goal Mouth is a fantastic new predictions app. Users compete with their friends to make score predictions and earn points for correct guesses. The Fastest Live Scores API meant that users could check how their predictions were going over the course of the games as well as where they stood in the league compared to their friends.

 

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We will be working with Goal Mouth over the course of the Premier League so make sure you download it and check it out.

StubHub

StubHub is an online ticket re-sale service. During Euro 2016 they allowed fans to buy and sell tickets for the games they wished. StubHub made use of the CrowdScores API to maintain their fixture data. This allowed them to sell tickets for England v Iceland (rather than Runner-up Group B v Runner-up Group F) and to ensure that no tickets were bought or sold after kickoff.

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How crowdsourcing sports data is effective

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Media, publishing and betting companies utilise the services of real-time data providers to them with live data from sport from around the globe.

Historically this data has been collected using staff members ‘scouting’ at the sporting venue, recording the data and sending the information onto their customers. Here at Fastest Live Scores we believe that this is an antiquated approach to data collection, resulting in slow, inaccurate data which is vulnerable to manipulation.

We know at any competitive sporting event there will be a set of spectators, most of which will have smartphones. What if people who are already at the ground could share this information with the media and betting industries?

That’s exactly the approach that we have taken here at Fastest Live Scores.

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CrowdScores is a mobile App available for Android and iOS which allows users to report events when they’re watching a football match. We’ve developed our own proprietary algorithms to receive multiple reports from spectators and process them into real-time data which can be used by companies throughout the world (check out some of our case studies).

Instead of us relying on one or two of our staff members in the ground, we have an unlimited pool of spectators who can contribute by reporting events. Crowdsourcing data from a large pool of users allows us to produce our data quicker and more reliably than more traditional suppliers.

The sophisticated back-end data processing takes user’s reputation into account to avoid false positives. We’ve only just started pushing the boundaries of sports data collection; however the results so far have been mind blowing. As the CrowdScores community continues to grow at an exponential rate, we’re seeing the benefits with lower latency, more event reports and more competitions.

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Livescores API – New Subscription Plans

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Fastest Live Scores have launched a new pricing structure for the livescore API

The new Fastest Live Scores API subscription plans allow you access to the data you want, when you need. Subscriptions are available based on the number of competitions and API call requests made.

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Starting at just $100 per month, there are plans for individuals and businesses of all sizes. Using the Fastest Live Scores API couldn’t be easier: simply select your subscription and register. You’ll then be provided with a unique API Key to access our fast, reliable and accurate data from leagues across the world.

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101gg_screenshotFastest Live Scores provide the best value real-time events feed for live football matches throughout the world.

Last weekend we covered 777 matches from 88 different competitions, with 7,694 events within our feed.

Take a look at our case studies to see how some of our clients have used our technology to provide their users with football coverage from the biggest competitions across the world.

 


 

Pre-Build Football Widgets – The easiest way to integrate livescores data

leagueFastest Live Scores also provide a library of pre-built embeddable widgets. We offer comprehensive competition and league coverage. They’re built using our fast data to cover: live scores, league tables, fixtures, results, team stats and player stats.

Our football widgets offer complete coverage of every major club and national competitions. There are individual products available to cover pre-match, live and post-match events. Whether you’re a fansite, blog, media organisation or football club we have the widget solution to suit your requirements.

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Swansea City 2 – 1 Manchester United – Match Report

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Having only been a manager for a little over a year Louis Van Gaal appears to have met his nemesis in the unlikely form of Swansea City. This Sunday Manchester United’s dismal run of form against the Welsh side continued as they lost 2-1.

United had an impressive start and mounted pressure for the first 20 minutes of the game yet never really threatened the target. Swansea worked their way back and Bafetimbi Gomis struck the woodwork after highlighting United’s weakness of having Daley Blind at the back who was turned inside out.

In the second half Luke Shaw broke down the left and floated in a cross that did not appear threatening yet managed to elude everyone until Juan Mata managed to fire it into the roof of the net from a tight angle at the back post. Mata almost managed to double the lead when Ander Herrera slipped him in with a smart through ball but a sharp but of work by Fabianski denied him. It looked as if United would push on and close the game out until Rooney lost possession following a poor pass and Swansea capitalised. Sigurdsson was found out wide and with United scrambling back he swung the ball into the path of the onrushing Ayew who headed it home.

Swansea’s equaliser was the turning point in the game, with a renewed confidence they struck again just 5 minutes later. The build up even more appealing this time, Shelvey and Sigurdsson connected well and found Ayew in space on the right. The Ghanaian clipped a gorgeous ball with the outside of the his left boot that curled around the United defence and into the path of Gomis who side-footed home, his 4th goal in 4 games. The goal raised further questions about the already problematic United goal keeper situation, Romero dived late and didn’t impose himself.

With minutes to go it looked like Rooney would redeem himself when he rolled his defender but hesitated and the ever heroic Ashley Williams claimed the ball from him. Despite his midweek hat-trick, his premier league form make for dreary reading, failing to convert both at the back end of last season and the start of this. Van Gaal has certainly been left a lot to ponder in both the goal keeping and forwards departments.

With the result Swansea overtake United in the table and find themselves in 4th; a fair reflection of their performances this season.

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Free Live Scores API – All Competitions

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With the major European leagues in their annual summer hibernation, many web and app developers are using this quiet period to add new features to their site/app.

Fastest Live Scores have recently extended our industry leading API trial to cover all leagues and cups within our database, meaning you’re now able to access all of the 80 plus competitions, many of which are being played at the moment.

If you’re planning on adding live scores to project, sign up now for the free trial and use real-time data from competitions like Copa America, Women’s World Cup or European Under 21 Championships.

Fastest Live Scores free live scores API is the best value legal feed for real-time football scores for all major competitions throughout the world.

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Free Football API Feed Trial

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Now is the best time to try out our reliable real-time free football API feed for 28 days. The Fastest Live Scores API is already being used by web publishers and mobile app developers across the world, helping them deliver live reports of events as they happen.

With the major European leagues starting again in August, you should start by testing our live feed if you’re planning on improving your website or app in preparation for the new campaign. If you’re a skilled developer you will get our API up and running on your service in minutes. The free API comes with comprehensive documentation and support.

Covering over 80 competitions from across 6 continents, Fastest Live Scores provide in-depth coverage of games throughout the football pyramid.

The free API trial that has recently been launched by Fastest Live Scores allows instant access to the fast, reliable data for the English Premier League.

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Chelsea Gamesmanship Hits New Lows

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As fans of both London and Parisian descended upon Stamford Bridge for the Champions League tie between Chelsea and Paris Saint German, the topic of Gamesmanship was most likely the furthest thing from their minds – but things were soon about to change. Whilst Chelsea had performed woefully across the two leagues and had deservedly been knocked out by the superior side, their reaction in the sending off of Zlatan Ibrahimovic had reopened an age old discussion in football about gamesmanship.

Ibrahimovic was sent off just past the half an hour mark following a robust challenge with Oscar. The scenes immediately after the challenge involved Chelsea players from as far as 50 yards away surrounding the Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers demanding severe action be taken against the Swede, with the red card being brandished seconds later.

 

Whilst many spectators have expressed their understanding that the challenge did not make for kind viewing in real time, many commentators have expressed their severe dislike of the actions of the Chelsea players. Reacting to the incident during the coverage of the game on live television, both Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness expressed their disgust at the reaction of the Chelsea players, the former explained that “the sending off is very unfortunate. It is not a red card….the reaction from the Chelsea players is disgraceful and its sad.” Additionally, Souness condemned the harassing techniques employed by the Chelsea team, whilst expressing his wish for the issue of gamesmanship to be eradicated from the English game for once and for all, “we had a great game of football going on there and it saddens me, and makes me angry at the same time, that gamesmanship is deciding these big games that’s what our game is coming to…. we need to sort it out quickly.”

Despite the views of Souness expressing that the actions of the home side signalled a greater issue in the game, it may be noted that his anger should be isolated towards teams managed by Jose Mourinho. Throughout his managerial career, Mourinho has shown himself to not share a willingness for gamesmanship, shown through his habit of offering snide comments in the direction of fellow managers. This trait seems to have been successfully to his current crop of players. Throughout the season, there have been numerous instances of a hoard of Chelsea players surrounding referees expressing their wish to highlight the wrongdoings of the opponents whilst their staff simultaneously hound fourth officials and show an extreme lack of respect to opposition benches. Instances in the match against Everton, where a plethora of Chelsea players surrounded the referee to ensure the sending off of Gareth Barry and Mourinho’s early season tendency to shake the hands of the opposing manager long before the final whistle was scheduled to be blown illustrates such lack of gamesmanship.

It may be noted that whilst Chelsea have not shown themselves in a particularly endearing light in recent times, their position at the head of the domestic league illustrates that, perhaps, to be successful in football, one must sacrifice gamesmanship.

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2022 Qatar World Cup

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After months of expectation, the Head of FIFA’s taskforce finally presented their recommendation that the 2022 Qatar World Cup should be held in November and December. The decision told the event away from the traditional Summer period had long been expected due to fears of the effect of extreme heat on player safety. Staging the event between January and February was rejected due to the Winter Olympics, whilst Sheikh bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa also ruled out other options of hostin the event between April and September due to Ramadan and excessive heat. To reflect the untimely staging of the event for many countries, the taskforce also proposed “reduced competition days schedule with the exact dates to be defined in line with the match schedule and number of venues to be used.

Whilst FIFA has spent a great deal of time and effort in an attempt to formulate an outcome that would reduce the stress on Football Federations across the globe, European heads and, in particular, England have expressed considerable angst at the taskforce’s decision. Richard Scudamore, Chief Executive of the Premier League, who was also a part of the taskforce, expressed his frustration at the “disappointing” decision that he believes would spoil the extremly busy Christmas programme in place in England. Meanwhile, Scudamore has not been alone in his criticism of the decision. The Association of European Professional Leagues has condemned the movement of the Qatar World Cup to November, explaining it will “cause great damage” to domestic and European competitions, whilst declaring its intention to maintain its battle against the decision. Its sister organisation, the European Club Association also called on the international football Federation to pay compensation to reflect the extreme disruption to the schedules of clubs across Europe who will have to release their players mid season. This request has since been rejected by FIFA with Jerome Valcke, FIFA Secretary stating that “its happening once we’re not destroying football.”

However, not all footballing quarters are opposed to the proposition put forward for the Qatar World Cup. Whilst reinforcing his ultimate defiance against Qatar staging the competition, Greg Dyke the FA Chairman, has voiced his support for the decision. Dyke explained that the change of date signalled “the best of the bad options,” pointing to the fact that the high temperatures meant that “it would be ridiculous” to play during the summer months. Jim Boyce, the FIFA Vice President expressed a similar view that it was important that the confusion regarding the date of the tournament had been put to bed to allow for preparation to commence, “if its going to be in Qatar then lets agree on a date in the winter and look forward to a wonderful World Cup.”

It should be noted that whilst such comments do not represent a glowing indictment of FIFA’s decision, certain analysts have commented that the task force’s decision may significantly benefit the chances of the English National Team. Phil Neville commented that the English often arrive at major tournaments on the back of a mentally and physically draining nine month season. For instance, in each of the last three world cups, Wayne Rooney has entered having played more than 50 games, far from an ideal preparation for an intense month long competition. However, in 2022, the average England player participating in the Champions League would have played 14 games before having to depart for their World Cup training camp. This illustrates that hosting the competition in November will allow the players to arrive at the tournament in prime condition.

 

Despite the varying opinions on the matter, it says much for the priorities of FIFA that the decision was made to hand the footballing centrepiece to Qatar with little consultation with the global footballing federations or promises for meaningful reform of their treatment of migrant labourers building the infrastructure to host the tournament.

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The Best North London Derby Matches

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Tottenham Hotspur host Arsenal in the latest North London Derby in the lunchtime kick off on Saturday, with both teams eager for three points to aid their challenge for Champions League qualification. Whilst an Arsenal win will solidify their position as they continue to flirt with the Top 4, a victory for Spurs will see them leapfrog their neighbours and may kickstart their season after a couple of questionable home results in recent weeks.

The encounter has produced some wonderful matches over the years. We have compiled a list of the best North London derbies in recent years.

November 2004: Tottenham Hotspur 4 – 5 Arsenal

With Arsenal still reeling over the loss of their unbeaten run and Spurs recovering from a disastrous spell under Jacques Santini, some had expected a low scoring, tight affair. However, the two sides played out an enthralling nine goal thriller. Nourreddine Naybet gave Spurs the lead before goals by Thierry Henry, Lauren and Patrick Vieira had seemingly wrapped up the game for the Gunners. Freddie Ljungberg had restored Arsenal’s two goal lead after Jermaine Defoe had given Spurs hope. Further goals by Ledley King, Robert Pires and Freddie Kanoute, respectively, ensured that the tie would live long in the memory of fans.

January 2008: Tottenham Hotspur 5 – 1 Arsenal

The sides were once again involved in a pulsating clash when they met in the second leg of the Carling Cup Semi Final. After playing out a 1 – 1 draw at the Emirates Stadium, tensions were high as Spurs went into the clash in the knowledge that they had not registered a victory in a North London Derby since November 1999. However, Spurs took advantage of Arsene Wenger’s preference to field youngsters in the competition to overrun their opponents. From the moment Jermaine Jenas gave the home side an early lead, Spurs controlled the fame with a mixture of resolute defending and attacking football, starving Arsenal of any meaningful possession. Despite Wenger attempting to stem the tide by introducing the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Eduardo and Emmanuel Adebayor, Spurs continued to control proceedings. Ultimately, the result proved highly significant as Spurs went on to win the Carling Cup Final against Chelsea.

October 2008: Arsenal 4 – 4 Tottenham Hotspur

The two sides shared one of the most memorable matches of the season as they once again were involved in a high scoring encounter. In what was Harry Redknapp’s first game in charge having taken the helm from Juande Ramos, David Bentley had given the away side an early lead through a stunning 40 yard strike against his former club. However, strikes from Mikel Silvestre, William Gallas and Emmanuel Adebayor had seemingly ensure that Arsenal would take the three points. However, with Arsenal leading 4 -2 entering the final two minutes of the contest, Spurs staged a stunning fightback to shock the home side with strikes from Jermaine Jenas and, at the death, Aaron Lennon sending the away fans into delirium and left the Arsenal fans in disbelief.

November 2010: Arsenal 2 – 3 Tottenham Hotspur

The North London Derby witnessed one of the stunning comebacks in the history of the fixture as Spurs performed second half heroics to get the better of their rivals. After two goals in the opening thirty minutes, Arsenal were seemingly on course to register a victory over their counterparts that would send them top of the Premier League. However, Spurs came to live after half time, bringing themselves level within twenty minutes of the restart through a superb Gareth Bale finish and a Rafeal Van der Vart penalty. With the match entering its closing stages, some hapless Arsenal defending allowed Younès Kaboul to power a header past Lukas Fabianski to ensure the visiting fans were sent home whilst the home fans were left to face the prospect of another stuttering title challenge.

November 2012: Arsenal 5 – 2 Tottenham Hotspur

Nine months after Arsenal had inflicted a 5 – 2 defeat on their North London neighbours, the home side once again prevailed by the same scoreline in a highly entertaining affair. Despite Emmanuel Adebayor giving Spurs an early lead, his sending off for a high tackle on Santi Carzorla minutes later handed the initiative back to Arsenal who unduly took advantage of their extra man to score two quick fire goals as half time neared. Despite Spurs attempts to stem the tide of pressure in the second half in search of mounting an unlikely comeback, goals by Carzorla and Theo Walcott ensured that the home side left the Emirates celebrating another victory in the North London Derby.

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