Germany Most Valuable World Cup Team Based On Insurable Value, According To Lloyd's
Based on insurable value, Germany has the most expensive team competing in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Lloyd’s released research with the Centre for Economics and Business Research that ranks each team in the FIFA World Cup based on the collective insurable value of each country’s players. The total collective value is estimated at £6.2B ($10.5B). A snapshot of the research shows that Germany, Spain, England and Brazil "have the four most expensive teams in terms of insurable value and that the average insurable value of one England player is more than the entire Costa Rican team." It also indicates that Group G "is the toughest" -- with a combined insurable value of £1.2B ($2B) and Group C "is the easiest" -- with a combined insurable value of £340M ($572M) (Lloyd's).