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Who to Root For in the World Cup, From Least to Most Anti-Semitic

Today on Jewcy: An empirical approach to picking a favorite team.

Gabriela Geselowitz
June 13, 2018

The World Cup starts tomorrow, and if you were planning on rooting for either the U.S. or Israeli team, you already had your hopes dashed when they failed to qualify.

And so, with 32 countries vying for the title, it’s hard to decide which team to support. Should you root for an underdog? Pick the team with the best looking players? Or, better yet, ask yourself the age-old question: Are they good for the Jews?

Gabriela Geselowitz is a writer and the former editor of