The World Cup's Diviest Teams

Vive la France!

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The Wall Street Journal ran the numbers — more on their methodology and conclusions here. France, by this chart, takes the most time per injury; Brazilians fall a lot but get up fast. And a caveat: This makes no distinction between real and fake injuries, real and fake pain.

Here’s a ranking of countries' writhing time (in seconds) per injury:

France — 43.9 seconds

Iran — 36.2

Russia — 35.1

USA — 32

Ivory Coast — 30.9

Honduras — 30.7

Belgium — 29

Argentina — 28

Colombia — 27.7

Uruguay — 27.4

Portugal — 27.3

South Korea — 27.1

England — 26.9

Chile — 26.1

Nigeria — 25.7

Netherlands — 24.8

Algeria — 24.3

Cameroon — 23.6

Ecuador — 22.8

Ghana — 18.5

Australia — 18.3

Japan — 17.9

Greece — 17.7

Costa Rica — 17.5

Mexico — 15.9

Germany — 14.8

Italy — 13.7

Spain — 13.6

Bosnia and Herzegovina — 12

Switzerland — 11.6

Brazil — 11.6