I know not many of you reading this care about the sports statistics stuff that I do, but I enjoy it, so here’s some more. This one relates to a previous post about how many of the Brazilian World Cup squad players played their club football at home. Here’s a similar chart looking at the same stat for Argentinian players.
And, looking at the 2006 World Cup in particular, here’s the same statistic for every nation that competed. Not sure that it tells you anything that you probably didn’t already know: three or four rich European leagues attract all the best players and keep most of their own; the five Spanish players who didn’t play in Spain all played in England, for example.