2018 World Cup Second Round Network Diagrams

While most of the eliminated nations were, as expected, the ones around the edges of the diagram, the elimination of Germany has helped to reduce the crowding in what was the top of the diagram.

Network diagram of teams through to the second round of the 2018 World Cup

In the first round diagram Werder Bremen and Denmark (probably) were the club and national team closest to the centre of the diagram. I say probably because it was really hard to tell because even the closest national team was some way away from the centre.

In the second round diagram Genoa and Switzerland and the club and national team closest to the centre.

The club team with the most players still in hasn’t changed, it is still Manchester City, who have only lost one player, going down from 16 players to 15 players. The teams in second and third place haven’t changed but have changed order, because Barcelona are now in second place with 13, having lost only one player, while Real Madrid who had been in second place, having lost 3 players.

Community view of the teams in the second round of the 2018 World Cup

The community view has changed significantly. There is now only one multi-team community, England and Belgium, who remain a single community because of number of Belgian players who play in England. Several of the other multi-team groups have either had both members knocked out (Poland and Senegal and Tunisia and Egypt) or the removal of one team (Germany) has split the entire group.

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