Bonus List

MOST POPULOUS COUNTRIES TO HAVE NEVER PLAYED IN A WORLD CUP SOCCER GAME

Soccer is huge in Latin America and Europe. Most Asian countries have never made played a single game in the World Cup tournament* (and thus Asia has 8 of the top 10 countries in this list) since the first games in 1930. East Africa is the second least-represented area in the World Cup (though quite a few countries in other parts of Africa, especially in recent years, have been in the World Cup).


1. India
2. Indonesia
3. Pakistan
4. Bangladesh
5. Philippines
6. Vietnam
7. Ethiopia
8. Thailand
9. Burma
10. Sudan

Outside of Asia:

1. Ethiopia
2. Sudan
3. Tanzania
4. Kenya
5. Uganda

*Does not include qualifying games.

The most populous Latin American country to have never played in a world cup game is Venezuela.


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