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Sports > World Cup Totals > Matches played per million: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Total matches played in World Cup history, 1930-2006. NOTE: Serbia & Montenegro includes historic Yugoslavia's totals. Germany includes West Germany totals. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Uruguay 12.31 2006
2 Sweden 5.07 2006
3 Paraguay 3.66 2006
4 Austria 3.51 2006
5 Switzerland 3.47 2006
6 Bulgaria 3.38 2006
7 Hungary 3.18 2006
8 Belgium 3.13 2006
9 Ireland 3.05 2006
10 Czech Republic 2.92 2006
11 Croatia 2.7 2006
12 Denmark 2.39 2006
13 Trinidad and Tobago 2.3 2006
14 Costa Rica 2.28 2006
15 Netherlands 2.2 2006
16 Portugal 1.8 2006
17 Norway 1.72 2006
18 Argentina 1.67 2006
High income OECD countries average (profile) 1.6 2006
19 Chile 1.51 2006
20 Slovenia 1.49 2006
21 Italy 1.31 2006
22 Kuwait 1.24 2006
23 Tunisia 1.18 2006
24 Jamaica 1.13 2006
25 Germany 1.12 2006
26 Spain 1.11 2006
27 El Salvador 0.984 2006
28 Romania 0.973 2006
29 Cameroon 0.913 2006
30 Poland 0.813 2006
31 France 0.802 2006
32 New Zealand 0.717 2006
33 Bolivia 0.63 2006
34 United Arab Emirates 0.615 2006
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.58 2006
35 Peru 0.535 2006
36 Togo 0.528 2006
37 Saudi Arabia 0.512 2006
38 Ecuador 0.499 2006
39 South Korea 0.496 2006
40 Brazil 0.489 2006
41 Senegal 0.432 2006
42 Morocco 0.428 2006
43 Honduras 0.426 2006
44 Israel 0.425 2006
45 Mexico 0.401 2006
46 Australia 0.338 2006
47 Haiti 0.32 2006
48 Colombia 0.297 2006
49 Greece 0.269 2006
50 Cuba 0.265 2006
51 Russia 0.26 2006
52 Ghana 0.182 2006
53 Angola 0.175 2006
54 Algeria 0.174 2006
55 Cote d'Ivoire 0.17 2006
56 North Korea 0.167 2006
57 Turkey 0.146 2006
58 Iran 0.127 2006
59 South Africa 0.126 2006
60 Iraq 0.107 2006
61 Ukraine 0.107 2006
62 Canada 0.0921 2006
63 United States 0.0838 2006
64 Japan 0.0783 2006
65 Nigeria 0.0768 2006
66 Egypt 0.0548 2006
67 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.054 2006
68 China 0.00229 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by Sports > World Cup Totals > Matches played per million. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", ESPN, FIFA Official Website, NationMaster. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Sports/World-Cup-Totals/Matches-played-per-million

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