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10 June 2010updated 27 Sep 2015 2:18am

The New Statesman Alternative World Cup Wallchart

Still not sure who to cheer for in the World Cup? Help is at hand.

By Jon Bernstein

If the prospect of 64 games of football across 31 days is leaving you bemused, confused or simply uninterested, let us help you through it with our ethical take on the World Cup. All 32 teams are graded by the following criteria, letting you make the right choice:

  • Peace
  • Green credentials
  • Press freedom
  • Quality of health care
  • Stability

You can download our World Cup Wallchart by clicking on the link below.

NS World Cup Wallchart

Download the chart (PDF).

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(We’re not the only ones to have given the World Cup an ethical twist. Check out this rather fine online effort from the World Development Movement.)

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