Updated July 1, 2018—Long trips and pricey tickets haven’t stopped fans from flooding Russia for the World Cup. By the week before the games started on June 14, Latin Americans had purchased more than 290,000 tickets. The region represents a quarter of teams that qualified and—along with Europe—dominates the history of the championship, winning nine of the past 20 World Cup titles.
From Brazil’s hunger for a sixth championship to Peru’s first appearance in 35 years, AS/COA Online looks at Latin America's performance at the mega-event by the numbers.
*Editor's note: An earlier version of this chart suggested Uruguay's couch had four World Cup championships. He has led teams to qualify for four different World Cups.