WC STATS: Historical Inter-Regional results

WC STATS: Historical Inter-Regional results

Post by Stephen Halch » Wed, 27 Apr 1994 21:06:52

Here's some more trivial statistics to look at before you make your
predictions for USA94. A few notes:

1. Games which were decided on penalty kicks (there were only a few)
were counted as draws.
2. Oceania is included with Asia since the two Oceanian teams which
qualified (Australia in 1974 and New Zealand in 1982) did so by
competing against Asian teams.
3. Isreal's 1970 results are included as part of Asia as they were in
this region for qualifying (they are now considered part of Europe,
much to the chagrin of France 8).
4. The random musings after each table are just that - don't take them
as flames. Constructive comments and corrections are welcome.

Stephen

WORLD CUP Head to Head Results: South America vs. Europe

SA v E  P  W  D  L   F   A  GF/M GA/M G/M
1930    8  5  0  3  15  10  1.88 1.25 3.13
1934    2  0  0  2   3   6  1.50 3.00 4.50
1938    5  3  1  1  14  11  2.80 2.20 5.00
1950   10  4  3  3  24  16  2.40 1.60 4.00
1954    7  3  1  3  19  14  2.71 2.00 4.71
1958   12  7  2  3  30  26  2.50 2.17 4.67
1962   17  9  3  5  25  24  1.47 1.41 2.88
1966   12  4  2  6  11  17  0.92 1.42 2.33
1970   11  6  1  3  17  11  1.55 1.00 2.55
1974   13  1  6  6   7  20  0.54 1.54 2.08
1978   13  8  3  2  19   9  1.46 0.69 2.15
1982   10  3  1  6  16  20  1.60 2.00 3.60
1986   13  7  4  2  23  17  1.77 1.31 3.08
1990   12  3  5  4   9  11  0.75 0.92 1.67
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TOTAL 144 63 32 49 232 212  1.61 1.47 3.08

In 1994, there are 8 first round South America vs. Europe matchups

South America has the historical edge, but looking at recent results
(by recent I mean 1982-1990, the time period over which there are 24
finalists and greater world wide representation), Europe has closed the
gap. South America will probably maintain it's slight edge through the
first round.

WORLD CUP Head to Head Results: South America vs. CONCACAF

SA v C  P  W  D  L   F   A  GF/M GA/M G/M
1930    3  2  0  1   9   6  3.00 2.00 5.00
1950    2  2  0  0   9   2  4.50 1.00 5.50
1954    1  1  0  0   5   0  5.00 0.00 5.00
1962    1  1  0  0   2   0  2.00 0.00 2.00
1966    1  0  1  0   0   0  0.00 0.00 0.00
1974    1  1  0  0   4   1  4.00 1.00 5.00
1982    1  1  0  0   2   0  2.00 0.00 2.00
1986    1  0  1  0   1   1  1.00 1.00 2.00
1990    1  1  0  0   1   0  1.00 0.00 1.00
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TOTAL  12  9  2  1  33  10  2.75 0.83 3.58

In 1994, there is 1 first round South America vs. CONCACAF matchup

South America has always dominated its northern neighbours. There is
little to suggest that things will be any different this summer.

WORLD CUP Head to Head Results: South America vs. Africa

SA v A  P  W  D  L   F   A  GF/M GA/M G/M
1970    1  1  0  0   3   0  3.00 0.00 3.00
1974    1  1  0  0   3   0  3.00 0.00 3.00
1982    2  0  1  1   2   3  1.00 1.50 2.50
1986    1  1  0  0   1   0  1.00 0.00 1.00
1990    2  0  0  2   1   3  0.50 1.50 2.00
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TOTAL   7  3  1  3  10   6  1.42 0.86 2.28

In 1994, there are 2 first round South America vs. Africa matchups

Definite problems for South America when it faces Africa, even worse
when you look at recent results. A split of the two first round
matchups would not be a surprise.

WORLD CUP Head to Head Results: South America vs. Asia/Oceania

SA v AO P  W  D  L   F   A  GF/M GA/M G/M
1966    1  0  1  0   1   1  1.00 1.00 2.00
1970    1  1  0  0   2   0  2.00 0.00 2.00
1974    1  0  1  0   0   0  0.00 0.00 0.00
1978    1  1  0  0   4   1  4.00 1.00 5.00
1982    1  1  0  0   4   0  4.00 0.00 4.00
1986    2  2  0  0   4   1  2.00 0.50 2.50
1990    2  2  0  0   3   0  1.50 0.00 1.50
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TOTAL   9  7  2  0  18   3  2.00 0.33 2.33

In 1994, there is 1 first round South America vs. Asia/Oceania matchup

Total historical domination by South America, although this could
easily change in this year's matchup (Bolivia v Republic of Korea).

WORLD CUP Head to Head Results: Europe vs. CONCACAF

E v C   P  W  D  L   F   A  GF/M GA/M G/M
1930    2  1  0  1   4   3  2.00 1.50 3.50
1934    1  1  0  0   7   1  7.00 1.00 8.00
1938    4  2  1  1  18   5  4.50 1.25 5.75
1950    4  3  1  0   9   4  2.25 1.00 3.75
1954    2  2  0  0   8   2  4.00 1.00 5.00
1958    3  2  1  0   8   1  2.67 0.33 3.00
1962    2  1  0  1   2   3  1.00 1.50 2.50
1966    2  1  1  0   3   1  1.50 0.50 2.00
1970    5  3  1  1   9   2  1.80 0.40 2.20
1974    2  2  0  0  10   1  5.00 0.50 5.50
1978    2  2  0  0   9   1  4.50 0.50 5.00
1982    5  3  2  0  14   3  2.80 0.60 3.40
1986    6  3  1  2   6   4  1.00 0.67 1.67
1990    6  4  0  2  13   6  2.17 1.00 3.17
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TOTAL  46 30  8  8 120  37  2.60 0.80 3.60

In 1994, there are 5 first round Europe vs. CONCACAF matchups

Europe is, not surprisingly, the stronger of the two conferences.
Although recent WC matches have been encouraging for CONCACAF, any
results against their European opponents in USA94 will be an
accomplishment.

WORLD CUP Head to Head Results: Europe vs. Africa

E v A   P  W  D  L   F   A  GF/M GA/M G/M
1934    1  1  0  0   4   2  4.00 2.00 6.00
1970    2  1  1  0   3   2  1.50 1.00 2.50
1974    2  2  0  0  11   0  5.50 0.00 5.50
1978    2  1  1  0   1   0  0.50 0.00 0.50
1982    4  1  2  1   4   3  1.00 0.75 1.75
1986    5  2  2  1   6   4  1.20 0.80 2.00
1990    6  3  2  1  10   5  1.67 0.83 2.50
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TOTAL  22 11  8  3  39  16  1.77 0.73 2.50

In 1994, there are 6 first round Europe vs. Africa matchups

Recent results show a preponderence of draws between these two
conferences. This trend will probably continue in 1994.

WORLD CUP Head to Head Results: Europe vs. Asia/Oceania

E v AO  P  W  D  L   F   A  GF/M GA/M G/M
1954    2  2  0  0  16   0  8.00 0.00 8.00
1966    4  2  1  1   9   5  2.25 1.25 3.50
1970    2  0  2  0   1   1  0.50 0.50 1.00
1974    2  2  0  0   5   0  2.50 0.00 2.50
1978    2  1  1  0   1   0  0.50 0.00 0.50
1982    5  4  1  0  14   4  2.80 0.80 3.60
1986    3  2  1  0   6   4  2.00 1.33 3.33
1990    4  4  0  0  14   3  3.50 0.75 4.25
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TOTAL  24 17  6  1  66  17  2.75 0.71 3.46

In 1994, there are 4 first round Europe vs. Asia/Oceania matchups

The Asian teams will be hoping for any result against four of the
strongest European representatives this year.

WORLD CUP Head to Head Results: Africa vs. CONCACAF

A v C   P  W  D  L   F   A  GF/M GA/M G/M
1978    1  1  0  0   3   1  3.00 1.00 4.00

In 1994, there are no first round Africa vs. CONCACAF matchups

WORLD CUP Head to Head Results: CONCACAF vs. Asia/Oceania

CA v AO P  W  D  L   F   A  GF/M GA/M G/M
1986    1  1  0  0   1   0  1.00 0.00 1.00

In 1994, there are no first round CONCACAF vs. Asia/Oceania matchups

In group F, on June 25, Morocco v Saudi Arabia marks the first time an
African team has met an Asian team in the World Cup finals.

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