Intellectualising the World Cup, no.3

Following numbers 1 and 2 in this series come the Who Should I Cheer For? website: is a site from the World Development Movement that ranks all the teams playing in the World Cup to find the most supportable on the basis of their efforts to eradicate poverty and social injustice.

The basis used is stats relating to issues such as life expectancy, inequality, women in government and maternal mortality.

Even though it sort of misses the point, and there are some indicators in there which hint at a slightly different agenda (e.g. country stance on North Korea, spending on military), I’m happy to promote the site via its admission to my “Intellectualising” series.

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