In a league table for under fifteen-year-old incidences of violence, English girls come fifth in the world and Scottish sixth. This assumes they did best in the quarter finals. Eastern Europe seems to lead the way with Hungary, Estonia and Lithuania being in the top three, though – much like in the World Cup, Belgium surprises with its fourth place position.

This kind of research though seems riddled with problems. Just a few points to consider:
– Are all incidences of violence treated equally?
– Who reports the violence?
– Is this in School, outside of School?
– Does it include non-violent threatening behaviour
– Was the research conducted by supra-non-violent Finns.
– Does it really mean that a Hungarian girl could have an English girl in a fight?

British boys are considerably more rubbish too.