World Cup Primer

 47 things you should know about the 2014 World Cup as well as past and future World Cup tournaments.

32 countries
qualified
203 countries
tried to qualify
820
qualifying matches
1930
1st world cup
1950
last world cup in brazil
20th
world cup
12 countries
from europe
Spain
highest ranked team
5
rounds
$35 million
1st place prize
33
referees
Armadillo
official mascot
10 won by
european nations
6 countries
from south america
Australia
lowest ranked team
64
matches
June 12th
first match
12
cities
We Are One
offical song by pitbull
9 won by
south american nations
5 countries
from africa
1942
canceled
$25 million
2nd place prize
Brazil
2014 host nation
$22 million
3rd place prize
1946
canceled
6 won by
the host nation
4 countries
from north america
2.27 goals
2010 match average
8
groups
July 13th
final match
736
players
241
2010 yellow cards
Russia
2018 host nation
4 countries
from asia
3,178,856
2010 total attendance
11
per side
$20 million
4th place prize
23
per team
17
2010 red cards
Qatar
2022 host nation
South Africa
2010 host nation
Spain
2010 winner
Netherlands
2010 runner up
Germany
2010 3rd place
Uruguay
2010 4th place
North Korea
2010 last place

World Cup Records

Below is a graph of the records of the 32 countries playing in the 2014 World Cup.

The records include matches played in the previous 19 World Cup tournaments between 1930 and 2010.

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World Cup Best Finishes

Below is a graph of the furthest each country has advanced in the previous 19 World Cup tournaments between 1930 and 2010.

The year of their best finish is shown at the bottom of the graph.

198220101998198220022010200619902006199020101998199020101954198619981986199819301962196620101978197419981966201019501930198619781990197419542006198219381934200219941970196219581st2nd3rd4thQuarterfinalsRound of 16Group Stage

World Cup Top 4 Finishes

Below is a graph of finishes in the top 4 each country has had in the previous 19 World Cup tournaments between 1930 and 2010.

The year of each top 4 finish is shown inside the respective bar.

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World Cup Odds

Below is a graph of the odds of each of the 32 countries winning the 2014 World Cup.

0%5%10%15%20%25%> 20%> 10%> 1%< 1%

Country GDP

Below is a graph of the gross domestic product (GDP) of the 32 countries playing in the 2014 World Cup.

The amounts are in United States dollars. The GDP listed for England is the GDP of the entire United Kingdom.

$2T$4T$6T$8T$10T$12T$14T$16T10+ trillion2+ trillion1+ trillion500+ billion250+ billion< 250 billion

Country Population

Below is a graph of the population of the 32 countries playing in the 2014 World Cup.

The population listed for England is the population of the entire United Kingdom.

50M100M150M200M250M300M200+ million100+ million50+ million25+ million10+ million< 10 million

Country Income

Below is a graph of the gross national income per capita of the 32 countries playing in the 2014 World Cup.

The amounts are in United States dollars. The income listed for England is the income for the entire United Kingdom.

$10k$20k$30k$40k$50k$60k$70k$80k$50,000+$30,000+$15,000+$5,000+< $5,000