The World Cup of Confederations

Entry type: Single project

Country/area: Spain

Publishing organisation: Mundo Deportivo

Organisation size: Big

Publication date: 2022-12-19

Language: Spanish

Authors: Senior Graphics Editor: Feran Morales


My name is Ferran Morales and I have been working as a data visualizer at Mundo Deportivo, a century-old sports newspaper based in Barcelona, for 23 years. At the beginning, my work was mainly focused on the paper edition, but over time I have evolved towards a more digital profile. I have learned to use new technologies and have kept up to date with trends in the field of digital journalism.

Project description:

After the conclusion of the World Cup, we conducted a special analysis of the last six World Cups, from the one held in Korea and Japan in 2002 to the most recent one in Qatar 2022, organized by confederations.
With Argentina’s victory in the Qatar 2022 World Cup, 20 years of UEFA’s dominance, and therefore of European teams, in soccer’s top tournament come to an end.

Impact reached:

Feedback from users through comments on the website and social networks has been very positive.

Techniques/technologies used:

Technically we use scrollmagic to control the scroll, adobe suite and Google Sheets.

Context about the project:

The purpose of this special was to innovate in the presentation of the clashes in the different rounds of the World Cup, especially focusing on the origin of the participating teams, since it had been 20 years since we had seen a final with a team from outside Europe.

What can other journalists learn from this project?

In this project, journalists can learn the use of new narratives, such as browser scroll control to highlight certain parts of the story and make it a very natural reading for the reader, who can easily see the parts that we consider most important thanks to the use of this technology.

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