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Free open public domain football data for the World Cup (incl. Qatar 2022, Russia 2018, Brazil 2014, etc.) and World Cup Quali(fiers)

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A free open public domain football database & schema for use in any (programming) language e.g. uses datasets in (structured) text in the football.txt format. More

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Free open public domain football data for the World Cup (e.g. Qatar 2022, Russia 2018, Brazil 2014, etc.) and the World Cup Quali(fiers). Example:

= World Cup 2018

Group A | Russia Saudi Arabia Egypt Uruguay Group B | Portugal Spain Morocco Iran Group C | France Australia Peru Denmark Group D | Argentina Iceland Croatia Nigeria Group E | Brazil Switzerland Costa Rica Serbia Group F | Germany Mexico Sweden South Korea Group G | Belgium Panama Tunisia England Group H | Poland Senegal Colombia Japan

Matchday 1 | Thu Jun/14 Matchday 2 | Fri Jun/15 Matchday 3 | Sat Jun/16


Group A:

(1) Thu Jun/14 18:00 Russia 5-0 (2-0) Saudi Arabia @ Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow (UTC+3) [Gazinsky 12' Cheryshev 43', 90+1' Dzyuba 71' Golovin 90+4'] (2) Fri Jun/15 17:00 Egypt 0-1 (0-0) Uruguay @ Ekaterinburg Arena, Ekaterinburg (UTC+5) [Giménez 89'] ...

Match for third place

(63) Sat Jul/14 17:00 Belgium 2-0 (1-0) England @ Saint Petersburg Stadium, St. Petersburg (UTC+3) [Thomas Meunier 4' Eden Hazard 82']


(64) Sun Jul/15 18:00 France 4-2 (2-1) Croatia @ Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow (UTC+3) [Mandžukić 18' (o.g.) Griezmann 38' (pen.) Pogba 59' Mbappé 65'; Perišić 28' Mandžukić 69']


= World Cup 2014

Group A | Brazil Croatia Mexico Cameroon Group B | Spain Netherlands Chile Australia Group C | Colombia Greece Côte d'Ivoire Japan Group D | Uruguay Costa Rica England Italy Group E | Switzerland Ecuador France Honduras Group F | Argentina Bosnia-Herzegovina Iran Nigeria Group G | Germany Portugal Ghana United States Group H | Belgium Algeria Russia South Korea

Matchday 1 | Thu Jun/12 Matchday 2 | Fri Jun/13 Matchday 3 | Sat Jun/14


Group A:

(1) Thu Jun/12 17:00 Brazil 3-1 (1-1) Croatia @ Arena de São Paulo, São Paulo (UTC-3) [Neymar 29', 71' (pen.) Oscar 90+1'; Marcelo 11' (o.g.)] (2) Fri Jun/13 13:00 Mexico 1-0 (0-0) Cameroon @ Estádio das Dunas, Natal (UTC-3) [Peralta 61']


Match for third place

(63) Sat Jul/12 17:00 Brazil 0-3 (0-2) Netherlands @ Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília (UTC-3) [Robin Van Persie 3' (pen.) Daley Blind 17' Georginio Wijnaldum 90+1']


(64) Sun Jul/13 16:00 Germany 1-0 a.e.t. (0-0, 0-0) Argentina @ Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro (UTC-3) [Mario Götze 113']

Build Your Own

Use the

command line tool to build your own
copy from the datasets in (structured) text in the Football.TXT format.

Alternative I - Use the Quick Starter Templates

Use the quick starter datafile templates to start from scratch. Examples:

Build the database for all world cups:

$ sportdb new worldcup

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Alternative II - Do-It-Yourself (DIY) - Downlad and Unpack Zip Archive or Git Clone

Download and unpack the zip archive with the datasets or if you have git installed use the

git clone
command to get a local copy.

Try in your working folder (that is,

$ sportdb build
$ sportdb --verbose build     # or for more (verbose) details incl. debug info

This will

  • setup a new single-file SQLite database e.g.
  • read in all datasets in plain text (

That's it.

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