Thursday June 12th, 2014

theScore_Most Valuable World Cup squads FINAL[1]

One of the major appeals of the World Cup is having the opportunity to watch countries with massive amounts of soccer talent go head-to-head. But the question arises: How much is each World Cup team actually worth? theScore has released an infographic that gets to the bottom of this question.

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thScore examined the total market value for each team based on player salaries, they found that Group D (Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, and Italy) has the highest value, followed by Group G (Germany, Portugal, Ghana, United States) and Group A (Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon); although Brazil is the most valuable single team. Sorry, Honduras -- you're bringing up the rear at $45,000,000.

As for players, Lionel Messi tops the list, followed by Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the United States did not make the Top 10 for either individual player salary or team value.

You can read the full story at theScore.


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