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FIFA World Cup 2010: Serbia Tops Tallest Teams List

Serbia is the tallest squad selected for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, with an average height of 1.86 metres, which is just a little over 6ft 1in tall, on average, per player.

There is 10 cms difference between Serbia’s average player height and that of the team with the lowest average height per player, Chile, who’s players are, on average, just 1.76 metres tall – or just over 5ft 9in each.

Interestingly, according to the bookmakers, the teams most likely to win are not particularly tall – of the favourites, only Germany are in the ten tallest list – they are 5th tallest on average heights – while the next bookmakers favourite team is down in equal 10th position, where the mighty Brazil are taller than France and England (jt 13th), Portugal, Italy, Netherlands and Spain (jt 17th).

Strongly fancied Argentina are all the way down in equal 26th place in terms of height – or the joint second shortest on average – with an average height of 1.78 metres.

World Cup 2010 – Tallest Teams Table (by average height in metres)



Rank Team Ave Ht (m) Bookmaker Best Odds
1 Serbia 1.86 66/1
2 Greece 1.85 250/1
2= Denmark 1.85 150/1
2= New Zealand 1.85 2500/1
5 Germany 1.84 15/1
5= Nigeria 1.84 150/1
5= Slovakia 1.84 400/1
5= Slovenia 1.84 500/1
5= Australia 1.84 175/1
10 Switzerland 1.83 250/1
10= Cameroon 1.83 125/1
10= Brazil 1.83 19/4
13 Korea Republic 1.82 250/1
13= Algeria 1.82 750/1
13= France 1.82 22/1
13= England 1.82 8/1
17 Portugal 1.81 33/1
17= Italy 1.81 16/1
17= Netherlands 1.81 10/1
17= USA 1.81 80/1
17= Cote D’Ivoire 1.81 50/1
17= Paraguay 1.81 100/1
17= Spain 1.81 4/1
17= Uruguay 1.81 125/1
25 Japan 1.79 600/1
26 Ghana 1.78 150/1
26= Argentina 1.78 15/2
26= Honduras 1.78 1000/1
26= Mexico 1.78 80/1
26= South Africa 1.78 150/1
26= Korea DPR 1.78 2000/1
32 Chile 1.76 80/1

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