The Euro 2016 is down to 16 teams.
And so, we decided to have the countries square off in terms of GDP and population.
Obviously, neither determines whether a certain country will win. Wales, for example, beat Russia 3-0 — even though its economic output is a mere fraction of Russia’s. Meanwhile, roughly 20% of the world’s population lives in China, but its men’s soccer team
ranks at a measly 81stin the world.
But, still, sometimes it’s fun to look at things through an economic lens.
Here’s what the bracket would look like for GDP (click for large):
And here’s what this looks like for population: