Graph Drawing Contest – History of the World Cup Competition

2006 – Winner of Graph Drawing Contest – History of the World Cup Competition, Karlsruhe, Germany.

This is a visualization of the final stage of the FIFA World Cup since it inception in 1930. All the countries that ever entered World Cup final stage are included and grouped according to continent. The nodes appearing shows the countries entered that specific world cup and its size reflects its perform.

This is a visualization of all the games played at the final stage of the FIFA world cup since its begining at 1930 till 206. Each World Cup is shown in a plane. Each country is a node and there is an edge pointing from team A to team B is A beats B in a game. The node size indicates the country performance that year. The countries are arranged into concentric circles according to their overall performance in the entire world cup history: the centre has the highest centrality (i.e., best performance) and the out most circle has the countries with the worst performance. Countries are also grouped into continents (UEFA, CONCACAF, etc), which is indicated by the colour.

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About Kai
I am a Associate Professor in Data Analytics at the Middlesex University, London

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