What is World Data Cup?
It's a 2014 World Cup infogame, to be played using data, information and news about the 32 countries in the tournament. WDC is played through penalty kicks. You can choose among 14 balls and have 5 kicks per each match. Each ball represents data about specific fields (like innovation, economy, human rights) where your team's country would be stronger (or weaker) than the opponent. Winning or losing depends on your ability on selecting the balls.
How to play
WDC is based on Eight-Finals, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and Final matches. 1. Choose the country you want to play the Cup with. WDC will randomly select your opponent. 2. Choose the first ball and try to score a goal. After 5 kicks you can go to the next level. 3. Share your results on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
How to choose the ball
A message will be displayed on each ball, giving you tips about data and represented field. Once you have selected the ball, if the rank is better than your adversary's one, you will score. You don't need to be a data expert to win, just choose a ball you think you can trust. The rankings related to the balls are based on the official datasets of international organizations such as the United Nations or the World Bank. After each penalty you will be given an explanation about your goal or save, with extra info concerning the country you are playing with.
Choose your team
Click on the flag of one of the 32 teams qualified for the 2014 World Cup
Choose the ball to kick:
You are in the finals!