Differences in Variable Goal Scoring Characteristics Between Winning and Losing Team in AFF Futsal Tournament 2014
This study aims to analyze and investigate the differences in goal scoring characteristics among winning and losing teams in the AFF Futsal Tournament, 2014. The independent variable (IV) represents the two separated groups, winning and losing teams; while the dependent variable (DV) represents the variable goal scoring characteristic. The sample is divided into two groups that consist of 24 samples (matches). In this study, the Wilcoxon signed-rank test or nonparametric test was used to make a comparison between the two sets of scores that come from the same participants, which are winning teams and losing teams, which come from the same group. The purposive sampling technique was used to obtain a sample from the target population of the study. The subjects were all selected from the AFF Futsal Tournaments, 2014. The analysis results show that there is a significant difference in terms of goal scoring characteristics based on open play (p < 0.05, for seven out of eight variables) and set play (p < 0.05, for two out of five variables) situation when compared between the winning and the losing team. Due to these results, teams in the winning group have a better gameplay, good game technicals, and tacticals. Meanwhile, the teams in the losing group do not have good tacticals and need to give more attention to their weaknesses.
KeywordsPerformance analysis Performance indicators Futsal Goal scoring characteristics
This work was supported by the Malaysian Ministry of Education’s Sports Grant (Geran Sukan KPT) [KPT.N.660-7 Jld 8 (57) and 100-RMI/GOV 16/6/2 (3/2014)]. We also would like to thank the Faculty of Sports Science and Recreation, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia for supporting this study.
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