Attraction & Impact Factors (AIF) procedure is based on determining the level of activity of players in the most important competitions in which national teams take part. The recently completed FIFA World Cup and 6 continental championships (UEFA Euro, Coupe d’Afrique des Nations, Asian Cup, CONCACAF Gold Cup, OFC Nations Cup and Copa América) are considered.
Every player receives points, which are derived from the results of the national team to which he was capped and the number of minutes he had on the pitch. Players points are sum up, if the play in the same club or the same league.
The initial scores are then transposed:
- to the point value of the clubs in which these players play (Club AIF)
- to the point value of the leagues from which the above clubs come (Leagues AIF or Flow Impact Index / FI2)
- to the point value of continents (understood as 6 federations/confederations belonging to FIFA), based on points awarded to leagues of countries which are associated in a given continental federation (AIF Continent).
Each “AIF” has two components: the global relating to FWC, and the continental referring to the continental championships.