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Brazil Is The Most Represented Football Nation In The World

Yesterday, the CIES Football Observatory, a research group within the International Centre for Sports Studies, published a report on global football. The study focused on the amount of expatriates in global football. The figure above shows the results: Brazil is the most represented country in football, with football players playing in 78 out of 93 associations around the world. Both in Europe and Asia, Brazil leads the way in the amount of expatriates, but this is ironically not the case in the Americas, where Argentina has the most expatriates. With population size taken into account, the highest rate of expatriates per million of inhabitants was recorded for Iceland (180). This figure is above 100 only for one other association: Montenegro (134). It is also very high for double world champions Uruguay (96) and Croatia (80). Many other former Yugoslavian countries figure high in the table. According to the report, this reflects the outstanding training ability in this area, as well as the existence of well-established international transfer networks. (source)

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Maritime Sector on Board?

International shipping contributes almost 3% to global carbon emissions. Last Friday, the 173 member countries of the International Maritime Organisation, agreed to reduce the shipping sector’s overall CO2 emissions by 50 percent by 2050. No actual timetable with actual measures has been presented and environmental organisations have expressed doubt if the target will be met. The graph above shows the CO2 output per kilogram per kilometer, per mode of transport. Transporting cargo on a mammoth container ship is almost 150 times more efficient than in a Boeing 747. (source)