Our visualisation condenses the information of rankings into an interactive graphic that shows how group matches were decided.
China’s neighbours continue to profit from the mainland’s appetite for gambling. Macau already outperforms the Las Vegas strip and Singapore is fast catching up. Japan continues to warm to the idea of legalizing casinos for the run-up to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. With Lawrence Ho Yau-lung investing in a Vladivostok casino and Tony Fung Wing-cheung in Australia, China is increasingly surrounded by gaming centres.
Teams hoping to reach the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro on July 13 will have to travel vast distances across the world's fifth largest country.