Tuesday, July 6, 2010

World Cup tidbits

We thought we would apply some of our same analysis for the World Cup. Here are some tidbits for this year's World Cup Final Four:
  • Over the past three World Cups (WC), Germany has reached two WC Final Fours.
  • The Netherlands has reached one Final Four.
  • Of the Final Four, Spain is rated as the best team.
Across all the major sports we studied, "Big Game" experience has proven to be more important than expected, and this factor alone can often predict the winners of championships. Congratulations to each of the Final Four participants: and GO Germany!