The 2010 World Cup has captured the globe’s attention and has given us some incredible stories. The recent match between the U.S. and Ghana
was a nail-biter as the two teams were pretty evenly matched. But what
if the games were instead decided by the wealth of the respective nation
and not on athletic ability?
We thought it might be a handy lesson to share with students, your friends, and pretty much everyone to give some perspective to just how
much of a difference there is between some of the teams playing one
another. All GDP figures are based on the 2009 World Bank records.