Daily Shorts: Australia's 0% chance of winning World Cup

According to some very smart people, Australia have mathematically no chance of winning the World Cup in Brazil. Photo / Getty Images
According to some very smart people, Australia have mathematically no chance of winning the World Cup in Brazil. Photo / Getty Images

From Chris Gayle's 100th test cartoon to Australia's 0% chance of winning the World Cup, Daily Shorts takes a look at the lighter side of sport.

Chris Gayle is currently playing in his 100th test match, the opening test of the three-match series against the Black Caps. Before the start of play yesterday, he was presented with a cartoon to mark his milestone although it featured a few inaccuracies. Forget that the cartoon-form Gayle is wearing colours, but it was the fact that he's right-handed that seemed to have the big left-hander laughing.


The Black Caps meanwhile presented him with a greenstone mere. Very nice.


If England wins the World Cup
A very clever person has created front pages of Great British newspapers if England by some fluke of a chance, happen to win the World Cup in Brazil. Spoiler: The country gets very drunk.

Even more clever people at statistical data analysis site Fivethirtyeight has worked out that Brazil has a 45.2% probability of winning the World Cup, followed by Argentina (12.8%), Germany (10.9%) and Spain (7.6%). Chile come out next best at 4.2% while England are ninth at 1.6%. Iran, Algeria, Honduras and Australia are the only four teams they say have a 0.0% chance of winning. This interactive explains it very well.

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