Please note that this page has not been updated since June 30.

I was curious to see how the distribution of minutes played differed between teams and put together a visualization to make the data more easily compared. Some teams, for example Argentina, have a core set of players which get significantly more time on the field than the rest of the squad. Other teams, for example Colombia, appears to use a larger part of their squad.

Each player is represented as a colored square. The color has been assigned based on minutes played: read means more minutes played and blue means less minutes played. Hover over each square to show additional information. The countries have been sorted from wider distribution to narrower distribution.
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Spain
Colombia
England
Belgium
Italy
France
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Cameroon
Algeria
Portugal
Uruguay
Ghana
Honduras
Greece
Australia
Netherlands
Russia
Japan
Switzerland
Croatia
Korea Republic
Côte d'Ivoire
USA
Germany
Chile
Nigeria
Brazil
Costa Rica
Ecuador
Argentina
Iran
Mexico