Register Login Scores

World Cup News

USA Travel Most, Belgium Least

With Brazil boasting an area seven times the size of South Africa, the 32 countries participating in the 2014 Fifa World Cup will have to endure many hours of gruelling travelling. 

Top of the list is the USA, which not only faces a stiff test in Group G against Germany, Portugal and Ghana but must also criss-cross the northern portion of South America’s largest country to the tune of 5 600 km.

One of their games is at the Arena da Amazonia, Manaus a venue that is already being dubbed “The Amazon Forest’s Dumbo” due to the fact that this city hasn’t had a club in Serie A since 1986, and currently only play in the fourth tier.

Furthermore, besides the fact that the cities of Natal, Brasilia, the capital and Cuiabá are together with Manaus, all additional to the original eight that Fifa listed to host matches, they too have been without a top-flight team for the same period – raising further questions about more white elephants!

England, which fits into Brazil about 33 times, also play in Manaus but the interesting travel aspect of the group stages is that Belgium are set to cover the least distance (698 km), playing all their games in the south east cities of Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. 

Hosts, Brazil are also up against it with 4 062 km, well behind Croatia on 5 531. 

37 comments

Top 5

Done Deals! Chiefs Announce More Signings

266 Jun 20, 2022 09:41 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Official: 9 More Signings Confirmed This Week

1 Jun 24, 2022 10:28 AM in World News

Four In, Six Out In Massive Pirates Shake Up

103 Jun 20, 2022 06:21 PM in Orlando Pirates

The 11 Highest-Paid Players At Bayern After Mane Signing

5 Jun 22, 2022 06:30 PM in Bundesliga News

Official: Pirates Confirm New Head Coach

275 Jun 25, 2022 10:30 AM in Orlando Pirates

The 11 Highest-Paid Players At Bayern After Mane Signing

5 Jun 22, 2022 06:30 PM in Bundesliga News

10 Released & 6 Signed, Pirates’ Busy Transfer Activity

15 Jun 24, 2022 04:02 PM in Orlando Pirates

Report: Pogba's Next Club Confirmed

2 Jun 24, 2022 09:24 AM in Serie A

Downs Make Big Zwane Decision!

98 Jun 22, 2022 04:54 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Contracts At Naturena: What Each New Chiefs Player Signed

44 Jun 21, 2022 08:12 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Mane Breaks Silence On Liverpool Exit

7 Jun 22, 2022 09:29 AM in Bundesliga News

Pirates To Make Decision On 7 Loan Returnees

5 Jun 20, 2022 04:19 PM in Orlando Pirates

Report: Lukaku's Chelsea Exit Confirmed

Jun 22, 2022 08:25 AM in English Premier League

Chiefs Target Back In Europe

4 Jun 20, 2022 03:51 PM in Kaizer Chiefs