Explaining Goldman Sachs’ ‘ World Cup and Economics 2010’ report

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Investment giant Goldman Sachs has faced mounting public disapproval and an ongoing civil fraud suit by the SEC this year, but that hasn’t stopped their tradition of analyzing the FIFA World Cup and the countries playing in it.

At 75 pages, Goldman Sachs’ fourth World Cup report contains a fantasy team as selected by their clients, and also analysis of the countries taking part in the 2010 matches and the economies behind them. Louise Story, finance reporter for The New York Times explains the intersection of economics and sports behind the most watched games in the world.

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