2018 World Cup results, in Datawrapper charts

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is happening, and will continue to do so until the 15th of July. Our Twitter timelines are full of emotions and analyses. And since the Datawrapper office is based in one of the biggest football nations on this planet (Germany), we haven’t ignored this event and created three charts. You can find all of them in the Datawrapper River, so you can use them in your own articles for free.

First, a table with the up-to-date results from each match in the group stage. You can sort by date, teams and (most useful), by groups:

To create this table, we used two recent Datawrapper features:

  • Flag icons, which are possible in Long Tables and Short Tables. We wrote an Academy article that shows you how to use them.
  • Automatic chart updates. The table above is based on this FiveThirtyEight data and updates after each game. In Datawrapper, we just copied and pasted the URL of the data in the Upload step to make this happen. So every time you come back to this blog post in the following days, it will have the newest information. This feature, too, got its own Academy article.

Here is another table with our new flag icons; just a little reminder which team plays in which group:

And in case you were wondering how fair the distribution of teams is in their groups, we created a scatterplot that shows how all these teams are ranked by the Elo system. Hover over the dots to find out how these teams are ranked by FIFA, too:

Have you made your own chart or map about the World Cup? Add it to the River, let Lisa know about it at [email protected], and we’ll make sure to feature your chart in this article.

Good luck to your team, and happy football-watching!

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