World Cup 2014 UEFA Qualification – Average Attendances

Despite many English football fans claiming to be disgruntled with their national side, they are the best supported side in Europe. Although England didn’t always fill Wembley Stadium during qualification for the World Cup, they normally got pretty close and come out top of the attendances ladder for Brazil 2014 qualification.

World Cup 2014 UEFA Qualification - average attendances by team
World Cup 2014 UEFA Qualification – average attendances by team

Looking at the attendances by group shows that France & Spain’s group came out on top. This is almost certainly due to the lack of a micro-state minnow such as Andorra or San Marino in their group.

World Cup 2014 UEFA Qualification - Average attendances by group
World Cup 2014 UEFA Qualification – Average attendances by group
  • Russia are the side who had the largest disparity between their highest (54,212) and their lowest (14,300) attendances.
  • Belgium fans are the most consistent. Their lowest crowd (39,987) was 87% of their highest crowd  (45,844)
  • The least consistent fans were the Cypriots whose smallest gate was (937) and the largest gate was (2,493).
  • Serbia also managed to draw some erratic crowds with 30,000 fans for one game yet only 6,500 for another.
  • Highest crowd was at Wembley (86,645) for England’s demolishion of San Marino.
  • Lowest crowd during qualification (excluding the two games which were played behind closed doors) was a paltry 341 in Nicosia where Cyprus played out a 0-0 draw with Albania.

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