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24 October 2011

A Copa Gangrenosa - The gangrene Cup

The 2014 World Cup Schedule is out! I know you have all been waiting to hear what I think about it but I will let you make up your mind by showing you some data.


Group A cities
Games
São Paulo
BRA:A2
Team
KM game 1-2
KM game 2-3
TOTAL KM
Natal
A3:A4
BRA
3127
2200
5327
Fortaleza
BRA:A3
A2
3971
5698
9669
Manaus
A2:A4
A3
537
800
1337
Brasilia
BRA:A4
A4
5985
3490
9475
Recife
A2:A3
13620
12188
25808



This is the table of games for Group A, which will be headed by Brazil. Each group in the 2014 Cup will play in six cities. The table above charts the cities, the teams that will be playing, and the travel distances for each team between those cities. If we follow Brazil (A1), they play in São Paulo, Fortaleza, and Brasília in the first round. The distance between São Paulo and Fortaleza, 3127 km. Between Fortaleza and Brasília is 2200km = 5327km. Team A4, will have to travel 9475km between the cities they play in (Natal-Manaus-Brasilia). the group as a whole, for six games will travel at least 25808km.

This does not, of course, take into account that Brazil will have their training center in Rio de Janeiro and will fly back and forth between games. Assuming that Brazil makes the semi-final, the team will travel 16,110 km. Brazil’s travel schedule is not as bad as it could be. For instance, whichever team has the misfortune to be G4 (in 2010 it was North Korea), the travel distance for two flights will be 11683km (Natal-Manaus-Recife).
Ok, so the teams have to travel a lot, an average of 3239km per game between the cities for the first round, or a total of 136,052 km. (Remember this does not take into account the distance for the 31 teams to get to Brazil, the return trips to training centers, or the movement of FeeFã people that accompany the games). If we even half-heartedly believe in the tourist numbers thrown about by the organizing committee and assume that the generalized financial crisis will have ebbed and that the Mayan calendar page turn isn’t a mega-event of its own, then we can add 300,000 tourists who will want to follow their teams around Brazil. Say, 5,000 people per game? That’s 20 flights x the average distance of 3,239 per game x 42 first round games = 2,720,760 km of air travel.

On the bright side, some of the stadium roofs will be designed so that they recycle rain water into the toilets. How quaint.

Other interesting tidbits of info that came out of the 2014 WC schedule: stadia that are being designed as white elephants will receive the fewest games. Cuiabá: 4; Manaus: 4; Natal: 4; Recife: 5. Combined, these cities are investing R$1,9 billion (so far) in stadium construction in order to host 17 games of football. That’s 2040 minutes of jogo bonito, or R$93,137 for every minute of World Cup action!!!! There are also huge discrepancies between the distances that teams will have to travel which will surely have an impact on fans and players. Here’s the full schedule, feel free to crunch the data and come up with your own conclusions:
   
Group A 
Games
São Paulo
A1:A2
Team
KM game 1-2
KM game 2-3
TOTAL KM
Natal
A3:A4
BRA
3127
2200
5327
Fortaleza
A1:A3
A2
3971
5698
9669
Manaus
A2:A4
A3
537
800
1337
Brasilia
A1:A4
A4
5985
3490
9475
Recife
A2:A3
13620
12188
25808

Group B
Cuiaba
B1:B2
Team
KM game 1-2
KM game 2-3
TOTAL KM
Salvador
B3:B4
B1
2017
852
2869
Porto Alegre
B2:B4
B2
2206
1109
3315
Rio de Janeiro
B1:B3
B3
1678
429
2107
Curitiba
B1:B4
B4
3090
711
3801
São Paulo
B2:B3
8991
3101
12092

Group C
Belo Horizonte
C1:C2
Team
KM game 1-2
KM game 2-3
TOTAL KM
Recife
C3:C4
C1
716
1133
1849
Brasilia
C1:C3
C2
2348
537
2885
Natal
C2:C4
C3
2135
2200
4335
Cuiabá
C1:C4
C4
298
3543
3841
Fortaleza
C2:C3
5497
7413
12910

Group D
Fortaleza
D1:D2
Team
KM game 1-2
KM game 2-3
TOTAL KM
Manaus
D3:D4
D1
3127
2947
6074
São Paulo
D1:D3
D2
800
2061
2861
Recife
D2:D4
D3
3971
586
4557
Natal
D1:D4
D4
5698
298
5996
Belo Horizonte
D2:D3
13596
5892
19488

Group E
Brasilia
E1:E2
Team
KM game 1-2
KM game 2-3
TOTAL KM
Porto Alegre
E3:E4
E1
1336
4036
5372
Curitiba
E1:E3
E2
1446
1678
3124
Salvador
E2:E4
E3
711
852
1563
Manaus
E1:E4
E4
3090
5009
8099
Rio de Janeiro
E2:E3
6583
11575
18158

Group F
Rio de Janeiro
F1:F2
Team
KM game 1-2
KM game 2-3
TOTAL KM
Curitiba
F3:F4
F1
439
1712
2151
Belo Horizonte
F1:F3
F2
2017
2566
4583
Cuiaba
F2:F4
F3
1004
1372
2376
Porto Alegre
F1:F4
F4
1697
2206
3903
Salvador
F2:F3
5157
7856
13013

Group G
Salvador
G1:G2
Team
KM game 1-2
KM game 2-3
TOTAL KM
Natal
G3:G4
G1
1389
800
2189
Fortaleza
G1:G3
G2
5009
3490
8499
Manaus
G2:G4
G3
537
2200
2737
Recife
G1:G4
G4
5985
5698
11683
Brasilia
G2:G3
12920
12188
25108

Group H
Belo Horizonte
H1:H2
Team
KM game 1-2
KM game 2-3
TOTAL KM
Cuiaba
H3:H4
H1
439
429
868
Porto Alegre
H2:H4
H2
1712
711
2423
Rio de Janeiro
H1:H3
H3
2017
852
2869
Curitiba
H2:H3
H4
2206
1109
3315
São Paulo
H1:H4

6374
3101
9475

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