The just concluded 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia was exciting as France went on to lift the prestigious trophy after defeating Croatia 4-2 in the finals.
The memorable World Cup also had so many shocking and tremendous statistics. Today we look at some of the fantastic statistics recorded at the World Cup in Russia.
10 Stats And Records Broken At The 2018 FIFA World Cup
1. There were 12 own goals scored at the 2018 World Cup, twice the tally of own goals scored at the previous highest in a World Cup tournament. Six were scored in 1998.
2. This World Cup was characterized by injury time goals. There were nine winning goals scored in the 90th minute or later at the 2018 World Cup (excluding extra-time), more than in any previous edition of the competition.
3. This was an entertaining World Cup. There was just one goalless draw at the 2018 World Cup (France vs. Denmark), the fewest at any World Cup tournament since 1954 when there were none.
4. The 2018 World Cup was a tournament of set-piece goals. 73 of the 169 goals scored at the 2018 World Cup came from set-piece situations (43%), the highest ratio at any World Cup tournament since 1966.
5. French striker 546 Olivier Giroud didn’t attempt a single shot on target in 546 minutes at this World Cup for France. Nonplussed.
6. Before the 2018 FIFA World Cup, England had never won a penalty shoot-out in the World Cup. However, England won a penalty shoot-out at the World Cup for the first time. Ecstasy.
7. Kylian Mbappe became the second teenager to score in a World Cup finals after Brazilian legend Pele in 1958.
8. This World Cup was the most expensive World Cup in history. With an estimated cost of over $14.2 billion, it became the most expensive World Cup ever.
9. 29 penalties were given at this World Cup. 22 of them were converted, and 7 were missed. These were all records.
10. This was the First World Cup was the FIFA fair play point rule eliminated a team from the competition. Senegal was knocked out based on cards picked, after having thesame goal difference and goals as South Korea.