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Football Today

Jul 27, 2020

For the first time in football history, dozens of games are being played in empty stadiums. This has given us unprecedented insight into how fans impact on-pitch performance.

Today we ask: what happens to home-field advantage when there are no fans?


John Burn-Murdoch (@jburnmurdoch) is a senior data visualisation journalist at the Financial Times.

Stuart Carrington (@StuCarrington07) is a Lecturer in Sports Coaching Science at St Mary's University, London and the author of Blowing the Whistle: The Psychology of Football Refereeing

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