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The History of the Football World Cup Finals (1930-2006)

12 May, 2010

Infograph about the Football World Cup Finals

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This is a series of infographs that present the teams/countries that have participated in the Football World Cup Finals (1930-2006). There is also an indication of the teams that will participate in this World Cup Final in South Africa (orange rectangle). The tournament begins on the 11th of June 2010. 19 out of the 32 teams have participated in the previous World Cup (2006) (I have considered Serbia and Serbia & Montenegro as the same team for this one).

Infograph about the Football World Cup Finals

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In the infograph above, all the past winners are presented in a pie graph. So far (18 cups) half the time (9 tournaments) the cup goes to a South American team (Brazil having 5 cups is the top team, Uruguay (2 times) and Argentina (2 times)) and half the time to a European one (Italy (4 times), Germany (3 times) and France and England 1 time).

Infograph about the Football World Cup Finals

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This final infograph features a pie graph with all the goals scored so far (2063 in total). 10 teams have scored more than half of the total number of goals. There is also a visualisation of a “law” related to the host team of each tournament. Don’t necessarily expect South Africa to surprise you but statistics show that the host teams do quite well in the Word Cup Finals. In 18 tournaments so far, the host won the cup a third of the times. And two in every three tournaments the host team made it to the semi-finals.

The table below is another representation of the teams and the Mundials they have participated in. It also shows the number of the teams participated in each Cup Finals. It was 13 in 1930 (the year it all started) and it is 32 teams nowadays.

Team/Year

SUM
1930

’34

’38

’50

’54

’58

’62

’66

’70

’74

’78

’82

’86

’90

’94

’98

2002

’06

’10

Algeria 2
Angola 1
Argentina 14
Australia 2
Austria 7
Belgium 11
Bolivia 3
Brazil 18
Bulgaria 7
Cameroon 5
Canada 1
Chile 7
China PR 1
Colombia 4
Costa Rica 3
Côte d’Ivoire 1
Croatia 3
Cuba 1
Czech Republic 1
Czechoslovakia 8
Denmark 3
Dutch East Indies 1
Ecuador 2
Egypt 2
Team/Year

SUM
1930

’34

’38

’50

’54

’58

’62

’66

’70

’74

’78

’82

’86

’90

’94

’98

2002

’06

’10

El Salvador 2
England 12
France 12
Germany DR 1
Germany 6
Germany FR 10
Ghana 1
Greece 1
Haiti 1
Honduras 1
Hungary 9
Iran 3
Iraq 1
Israel 1
Italy 16
Jamaica 1
Japan 3
Korea DPR 1
Korea Republic 7
Kuwait 1
Mexico 13
Morocco 4
Netherlands 8
New Zealand 1
Nigeria 3
Team/Year

SUM
1930

’34

’38

’50

’54

’58

’62

’66

’70

’74

’78

’82

’86

’90

’94

’98

2002

’06

’10

Northern Ireland 3
Norway 3
Paraguay 7
Peru 4
Poland 7
Portugal 4
Republic of Ireland 3
Romania 7
Russia 2
Saudi Arabia 4
Scotland 8
Senegal 1
Serbia -
Serbia & Montenegro 1
Slovakia -
Slovenia 1
South Africa 2
Soviet Union 7
Spain 12
Sweden 11
Switzerland 8
Togo 1
Trinidad and Tobago 1
Tunisia 4
Turkey 2
Ukraine 1
United Arab Emirates 1
Team/Year

SUM
1930

’34

’38

’50

’54

’58

’62

’66

’70

’74

’78

’82

’86

’90

’94

’98

2002

’06

’10

Uruguay 10
USA 8
Wales 1
Yugoslavia 9
Zaire 1
TOTAL 13 16 15 13 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 24 24 24 24 32 32 32 32

The inspiration for this series of infographs came from The Guardian website. They have a great page(s) dedicated to infographics related to current news.

Source:

The Guardian

World Cup 2010: Statistics

FIFA

FIFA.com – Previous FIFA World CupsTM

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