World Cup statistics

Key statistics of the 18th World Cup: GOALS:

147 in 64 matches, for an average of 2.30 per match. (2002: 161 for average of 2.52)

Total goals in tournament history: 2063

Top scorer in 2006: Miroslav Klose (Germany): 5

Top scorer in history: Ronaldo (Brazil): 15 (3 in 2006)

Fastest goal: Carlos Gamarra (Paraguay) 4th minute own goal against England

Best attack: Germany (14)

Best defence: Switzerland (0). Switzerland became the first team to bow out after not conceding a single goal in the group stage or their second-round match against Ukraine, who won on penalties. The Swiss also missed all three of their penalties in the shootout for another first.

Italy's two goals conceded was the joint lowest by a title-winner along with France in 1998.

Own goals: 4

Penalties: 16

Yellow cards: 305

Red cards: 28

Sent off: Abalo (TOG), Andre (ANG), Boulahrouz (NED), van Bronckhorst (NED), Costinha (POR), Cufre (ARG), Deco (POR), De Rossi (ITA), Domoraud (CIV), Emerton (AUS), Gyan (GHA), Jaziri (TUN), A. John (TRI), Kezman (SCG), Lucic (SWE), Materazzi (ITA), Mastroeni (USA), Nadj (SCG), Perez (MEX), Polak (CZE), Pope (USA), Rooney (ENG), Simic (CRO), Simunic (CRO), Sobolewski (POL), Ujfalusi (CZE), Vashchuk (UKR), Zidane (FRA)

Spectators: 3.367 million (average 52,609)

Portuguese keeper Ricardo became the first man to save three shootout penalties in the win over England.

Brazil stretched their record run of consecutive wins to 11 before losing to France.

Argentine Horacio Elizondo became the first referee to officiate at both the opening match and the final.

The second-round game between Portugal and the Netherlands saw a record 16 yellow and four red cards.

Source: China Daily



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