World Cup 2014 and the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index
By Chris Nason
Equipped with a blank FIFA World Cup wall chart and a copy of the 2013 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index, what happens if the orders of the individual group tables and the winner of the knock-out matches were decided by the respective country’s ranking in the Corruption Perception Index? The higher the country’s ranking (i.e. the more corrupt the country is perceived to be), the further that country will progress in the tournament.
Interestingly, Group B, featuring Netherlands (ranked eighth), Australia (ninth), Chile (22nd) and Spain (40th) is by far the best-performing group (i.e. perceived to be the least corrupt group) as a whole. Group G, featuring Germany (12th), the US (19th), Portugal (33rd) and Ghana (63rd), narrowly beats Group D, featuring England (14th — as UK), Uruguay (19th), Costa Rica (49th) and Italy (69th) for second place.
Group E, featuring Switzerland (seventh), France (22nd), Ecuador (102nd) and Honduras (140th), comes fourth in the rankings for least perceived corrupt group, with two high-ranked countries balanced out by two low-ranked countries. Close behind is Group H, featuring Belgium (15th), South Korea (46th), Algeria (94th) and Russia (127th), which shows a steady deterioration in ranking across the group…
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