To commemorate the end of the 2011 FIFA World Cup, Centives took a look at some interesting historical trends of the tournament.
Overall viewership for the tournament which was hosted in Germany was lower than the previous FIFA World Cup in 2007:
In all previous tournaments around 3.7 goals have been scored in every match. This World Cup is significantly lower scoring than previous ones, with a paltry average of 2.7 goals being scored per match.
The teams that participated in the 2010 World Cup for men received $240 Million from FIFA. That amount is more than twenty times the $10 Million that the teams who participated in the 2011 Women’s World Cup will receive:
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