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England crash out of inequality World Cup

Belgium would be champions, whilst host national Brazil would come last in their group.

World leaders need to do more to ensure a level playing field between rich and poor, Oxfam said today as it published a World Cup wall chart showing how the 32 countries who have qualified fare on inequality.

Belgium (ranked 12th best team in the world by FIFA) would win the World Cup for having the smallest gap between rich and poor, beating Germany (FIFA rank 2) in the final. England would put in a disappointing performance, going out with an embarrassing defeat to Japan in the second round.

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