Pablo Rodriguez, research and innovation director at Telefonica, had no interest in football -- until an ex-manager of the Soviet Union national team changed his mind - Full WIRED 2014 talk
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"It all started with this man, Valeriy Lobanovskyi, a footballer who studied at the Kiev institute of technology, became a soccer coach, and then the first person to ever bring computers into the world of sports," said Rodriguez, speaking at WIRED 2014. "Before him there were barely any passes and it was about the individual. He started looking at the team as a network, then decided they could play together and work together to score
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