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The Arab-Brazilian football love affair

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Six out of 11 Mena countries favour Brazil as FIFA World Cup champions, reveals Ipsos study

June 10, 2014 1:56 by



Football fans in the UAE, Qatar, Tunisia, Lebanon, Kuwait and Jordan all choose Brazil as favourite to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup that will begin this Thursday (June 12).

Ipsos Media CT released results of a survey, titled Ipsos Football Score (IPS), which reveals that Middle Eastern countries’ support is divided between a select few national football teams for the FIFA World Cup.

The survey covers 11 countries across the Mena region and calculates ‘Football Score’ based on categories such as, chances of winning, loyalty (towards the team), uniqueness (of the team), popularity and likeability

United Arab Emirates chooses Brazil

  • Chances of winning the title: Brazil (72.3%)
  • Favourite team: Brazil (75.3%)
  • Loyalty towards the team: Portugal (71.9%)
  • Popularity of the team: Italy (82.4%)
  • Uniqueness of the team: Germany (79.5%)

Total Ipsos Football Score: Brazil (73.7%)

 

Saudi Arabia chooses Argentina

  • Chances of winning the title: Argentina (61.8%)
  • Favourite team: Argentina (65.4%)
  • Loyalty towards the team: England (61.5%)
  • Popularity of the team: Argentina (70.2%)
  • Uniqueness of the team: Portugal (63.9%)

Total Ipsos Football Score: Argentina (64.1%)

 

Lebanon chooses Brazil

  • Chances of winning the title: Brazil (76.1%)
  • Favourite team: Brazil (84.7%)
  • Loyalty towards the team: Brazil (80.6%)
  • Popularity of the team: Brazil (91.1%)
  • Uniqueness of the team: Brazil (82.9%)

Total Ipsos Football Score: Brazil (82.6%)

 

Qatar chooses Brazil

  • Chances of winning the title: Brazil (71.2%)
  • Favourite team: Germany (76.6%)
  • Loyalty towards the team: Argentina (72.4%)
  • Popularity of the team: Italy (84.2%)

Uniqueness of the team: France (81.7%)

Total Ipsos Football Score: Brazil (77.5%)

 

Iraq chooses the Netherlands

  • Chances of winning the title: England (90.0%)
  • Favourite team: England (87.6%)
  • Loyalty towards the team: Netherlands (80.7%)
  • Popularity of the team: Netherlands (91.2%)
  • Uniqueness of the team: Brazil (84.7%)

Total Ipsos Football Score: Netherlands (84.4%)

 

Bahrain chooses Spain

  • Chances of winning the title: Argentina (76.4%)
  • Favourite team: Spain (80.9%)
  • Loyalty towards the team: Portugal (90.0%)
  • Popularity of the team: Spain (81.9%)
  • Uniqueness of the team: Portugal (80.0%)

Total Ipsos Football Score: Spain (79.2%)



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