Terrific interactive data dump in the Sunday NYT, ranking various FIFA world cup teams by 10 separate metrics:

FIFA world ranking
Goals per game
Goals allowed per game
Shots per game
Shots on goal per game
Touches per game
Touches allowed per game
Touch difference per game
Touches in attack
Touches resulting in complete pass

2010 World Cup Rankings

click for interactive table

Note– the print version, which is also color coded, is far superior to the digital version.

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One Response to “2010 World Cup Rankings”

  1. atswimtwobirds says:

    The German 2nd goal v England was goal of the tournament so far. Seven passes, all except for the last one, first touches and they hardly seemed to be breaking a sweat. Sumptuous football!