Do football and finance have anything in common? Every four years, global number crunchers come together to compare historical charts and indices with country wins during the football championship.
Most recently, the PwC World Cup Index found that economic factors such as gross domestic product and population do little to improve a county's chances of winning.
On the other hand, Goldman Sachs released a 67-page report last month that outlined how winners have enjoyed a boost in their national stock market in the weeks shortly after the victory.
With the competition starting this Thursday, which of these team's markets will you score big in this year?