The evolution of squad compositions at UEFA European Championships

I have been playing around with rvest once again, and decided to extend some old code to put together a data base on the squads at past European Championships from Wikipedia.

Animating the evoloution of football kits using R

Background I’m loving the magick package at the moment. Reading through the vignette I spotted the image_morph() function. In this post I experiment with the function to build the GIF below that shows the changes in the England football first kit over time, using images from the excellent Historical Football Kits website.