Thursday, 12 June 2014

Fans voted the US and Iran the most disliked World Cup teams

According to a 19-country study conducted by YouGov and Upshot, the good ol' US of A and Iran are the least favored teams in the world's favorite sporting event, the World Cup, starting these very minutes.

We thought that the question "Which Team Are You Rooting Against?" deserved our full attention, so we took to analyzing the results and drew up a pretty network map. Read this New York Times article for more information regarding the outcomes of this question (including the seemingly obvious ties between soccer and politics) and others.