World Cup: Which continent's teams are besting the others in Brazil?

You've seen it play out on your TV screens, but is this World Cup truly CONCACAF's coming-out party? Mexico, USA, and Costa Rica made it through to the round of 16, the first time three CONCACAF teams made it as far.

For most of the tournament, CONCACAF was garnering the second most points per game, only behind CONMEBOL. After losses by USA and Honduras to UEFA opponents, that is no longer the case. UEFA was able to sneak above CONCACAF and take the second spot as the group stage ended:

CONFEDERATION PPG
CONCACAF 1.6
CONMEBOL 2.2
UEFA 1.6
AFC .3
CAF .9

You want to know how CONCACAF is faring against each confederation? You can see below, along with head-to-head records between all confederations. Games in which UEFA teams face each other are not included:

CONCACAF W L D
vs. CONMEBOL 1 1 1
vs. UEFA 2 3 2
vs. AFC 0 0 0
vs. CAF 2 0 0
TOTAL 5 4 3

CONMEBOL W L D
vs. CONCACAF 1 1 1
vs. UEFA 6 3 0
vs. AFC 3 0 0
vs. CAF 3 0 0
TOTAL 13 4 1

UEFA W L D
vs. CONCACAF 3 2 2
vs. CONMEBOL 3 6 0
vs. AFC 4 0 2
vs. CAF 4 2 1
TOTAL 14 10 5

AFC W L D
vs. CONCACAF 0 0 0
vs. CONMEBOL 0 3 0
vs. UEFA 0 4 2
vs, CAF 0 2 1
TOTAL 0 9 3

CAF W L D
vs. CONCACAF 0 2 0
vs. CONMEBOL 0 3 0
vs. UEFA 2 4 1
vs. AFC 2 0 1
TOTAL 5 9 2

 


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