With the World Cup draw complete, national teams and fans can start to figure out what their teams’ paths are to the World Cup title.
Luckily for us, Opta has done the hard work crunching numbers and has some interesting results for us.
Opta’s World Cup predictor gives Brazil with the highest chance of raising the Jules Rimet trophy at 14.2 percent, followed by defending World Cup champion Germany at 11.4 percent. Argentina (10.9 percent), France (10.5 percent) and Spain (9.3 percent) round out the top five. Morocco, at 0.5 percent, has the smallest chance of world glory.
Of course, while Brazil has the best chance, South American nations haven’t won a World Cup in Europe since 1958. That time it was Brazil – Pele’s first World Cup – in Sweden.
Here’s some more Opta statistical analysis following the World Cup draw.