# Data Geek Challenge – 2010 Soccer World Cup Team Analysis

Hi Everyone,

This is my data story for Data Geek (DG) Challenge

I would like to start by thanking the Data Geek Team for bringing this out.

I got the data sample from here

Below is my analysis:

First lets see which all Countries participated at the World Cup:

In the below figure we can see all the countries that participated and it is clearly visible that most of the countries were from Europe and then America.

This shows how popular soccer is in Europe and America.

Below figure shows total number of games played by each team:

Germany, Netherlands, Spain and Uruguay played six games each as these were the top four teams in the tournament.

Below two figures show total number of goals scored by each team:

It is clearly visible that Germany scored the most number of goals at the World Cup while Honduras and Algeria were the only teams that did not score any goal at the World Cup.

After Germany, Netherlands  scored the most number of goals, then Argentina, then Uruguay and Brazil and so on

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Below figure shows average number of goals scored and average number of goals conceded per game by all teams:

Germany has the highest average number of goals scored per game with 2.17 while North Korea has the highest average number of goals conceded per game with 4.

Below figure shows Percentage of shots that got converted to goal.

Germany is at the top here with 0.2 followed by Netherlands at 0.18

This clearly explains as to why Germany and Netherlands are the teams that scored most goals in the tournament.

Below two figures show total number of red cards and yellow cards earned by each team:

Netherlands earned the maximum number of yellow cards while Algeria, Australia, Brazil and Uruguay earned the most number of red cards.

Below figure shows total number of fouls committed and total number of red cards earned by each team:

Netherlands committed most number of fouls but didn’t earn any red cards while Uruguay was the team which committed most fouls and earned highest number of red cards.

This shows that Uruguay was the most unfair team in the tournament.

Regards,

Vivek

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Analysis for any sports is always interesting.

Good choice.

Rgrds,

Jitendra

Can't go wrong with soccer. Let me know if you want data of all past world cups

Good one

Kenny

Hi Kenny,

Can you please share the data of all past world cups with me.

Regards,

Kunal

Good analysis dear.

Vivek Singh Bhoj
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Thanks Raman