Sailaja N. Joshi

Bafana Bafana! Where is your World Cup Spirit?

In Uncategorized, World Cup on June 11, 2010 at 3:42 pm

I, like most of the world am a huge fan of Football, aka Soccer here in America. A couple of weeks a go, as I was contemplating my own World Cup bracket I came across this amazing Infograph published by SectionDesign via Information is Beautiful.

World Cup Info Graph

Now this graph is not only beautiful but a perfect example of how culture influences a nation. This graph uses GDP, population and Football experience as a way to predict the outcome of World Cup 2010.  I wonder perhaps if we included dominant religion or attitudes towards sports if the outcome would be similar. I wonder if being a machismo society has anything to do with the outcome of a country in this World Cup.

What are you thoughts? Do you think its possible for a country with little experience and a low GDP to make it to the semifinals in this game?


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