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FIFA World Cup 2018 teams by economy, population and area

Source Population (UN), Area (Fackbook), Economy (IMF)
Date26 Jun 2018

This list contains Population, Area, GDP and GDP per capita of 32 Fifa World Cup 2018 teams.

Population : With 338k inhabitants, Iceland is the smallest country to qualify for Football World Cup 2018. Every other country in the field has at least 10 times as many citizens compare to this tiny island nation. Next four smallest countries are Uruguay, Panama, Croatia and Costa Rica. Out of 32 nations, 9 has population less than 10 million.

Brazil is the most populous country, which rank is 5th in world. So, top 4 countries in term of population are not playing in this tournament. Other nations in top 10 are Nigeria, Russia and Mexico. After these four, Japan has most no of citizens. Only these five has more than 100 million citizens. Approximately 1.650 billion people (21.62% of world) are able to root for their own country.

Sex Ratio : 833,636,945 women and 816,616,257 men can support their own country. There are 97.96 men fans per 100 women fans for their own country. In 24 countries, no of women are more than men.

Area : Four of the 10 biggest countries in the world by area are playing in the World Cup - Russia, Brazil, Australia and Argentina. Top Five smallest are : Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Costa Rica and Croatia.

GDP : Japan is biggest economy while Senegal is smallest economy. Five of the 10 biggest economies are playing in the World Cup. With $31.26 trillion, These 32 economies accounts for approx. 35.73% of total world's wealth.

GDP per capita : Combined per capita income of all 32 economies is $18,945. This figure is 1.62 times better than World's $11,727. GDP per capita of 11 economies is less than World's average. Switzerland is richest and Senegal is poorest economy.

NoCountry GDP (billions of $) GDP per capita ($)Population Sex RatioArea (sq. km)
1Russia1,719.90011,947143,964,70986.8017,098,242
2Saudi Arabia748.00322,65033,554,343135.112,149,690
3Egypt253.2482,61199,375,741102.261,001,450
4Uruguay63.37018,0753,469,55193.72176,215
5Portugal248.89124,23710,291,19690.0192,090
6Spain1,506.43932,55946,397,45296.35505,370
7Morocco120.9973,43536,191,80598.28446,550
8Iran418.8755,08682,011,735101.031,648,195
9France2,925.09644,93465,233,27196.89643,801
10Australia1,500.25659,65524,772,24799.287,741,220
11Peru231.5677,19932,551,81599.731,285,216
12Denmark369.76063,8305,754,35698.9343,094
13Argentina625.92114,04444,688,86495.942,780,400
14Iceland29.10984,675337,780100.99103,000
15Croatia61.05614,7884,164,78393.2256,594
16Nigeria408.6122,108195,875,237102.85923,768
17Brazil2,138.91810,224210,867,95496.468,514,877
18Switzerland741.68886,8358,544,03498.4441,277
19Costa Rica61.28712,1894,953,19999.9551,100
20Serbia48.2796,8958,762,02795.5477,474
21Germany4,211.63550,84282,293,45797.31357,022
22Mexico1,212.8319,723130,759,07499.181,964,375
23Sweden600.77158,3459,982,709100.51450,295
24Korea Republic1,693.24632,77551,164,435100.0599,720
25Belgium562.22949,27211,498,51998.2930,528
26Panama66.71116,0414,162,618100.2675,420
27Tunisia40.2983,46311,659,17497.73163,610
28England2,526.00045,58555,922,00097.69130,279
29Poland614.19016,18038,104,83293.35312,685
30Senegal19.7221,20916,294,27096.82196,722
31Colombia327.9786,58149,464,68396.661,138,910
32Japan5,167.05140,849127,185,33295.30377,915
Total 31,26418,9451,650,253,20297.9650,677,104
World 87,50511,7277,632,819,000 101.8148,940,000