30 Stats from 2018 World Cup Quarter-finals

0 – There has not been a single booking for diving so far at this World Cup.

0 – Luis Suárez failed to have a single attempt on goal during Uruguay’s 0-2 exit at the hands of France.

2 – Croatia became only the second nation to win two penalty shootouts at a single World Cup tournament (after Argentina in 1990).

2 – Uruguay received twice as many yellow cards in their quarter-final than they did in their previous four games combined.

3 – England have reached their third World Cup semi-final.

3 – France have beaten three different South American nations at the 2018 World Cup (Peru, Argentina & Uruguay).

3 – Sweden’s Sebastian Larsson is the only player to have received as many as three yellow cards.

4 – There will be a European winner of the World Cup for a fourth successive tournament.

4 – In all four quarter-finals the team with the fewest shots on target progressed.

4 – All four nations who have taken the first spot kick in their penalty shootout at this World Cup have lost (Denmark, Spain, Colombia and Russia).

4 – All four matches to go to extra-time at this World Cup have all headed to penalties.

4 – Brazil have been eliminated by European nations in each of the last four World Cups (France in 2006, Netherlands in 2010, Germany in 2014 and Belgium in 2018).

6 – France have scored with each of their last six shots on target.

6 – Neymar has been caught offside on the most occasions.

7 – Antoine Griezmann has scored seven goals in his last six appearances in the knockout stages of major tournaments.

9 – Belgium have now had nine different goalscorers at the 2018 World Cup.

10 – France are unbeaten in their last 10 World Cup matches versus South American nations (W6, D4).

11 – France have allowed only 11 shots on target during their five games – the fewest among the semi-finalists/

11 – England have been caught offside more than any other nation.

13 – England have produced just 13 shots on target in their last four matches combined.

13 – Belgium have never kept a clean sheet in any of their 13 World Cup knockout round matches.

15 – Sweden’s Marcus Berg has had the most shots in Russia among players who failed to score.

15 – Argentina’s Javier Mascherano, Mexico’s Héctor Herrera, Russia’s Aleksandr Golovin and Artem Dzyuba and Sweden’s Marcus Berg have committed the most fouls.

26 – Neymar has had the most shots at the 2018 World Cup to date.

27% – Only three of England’s 11 goals have come in open play.

45% – Five of England’s 11 goals have been headers.

81 – Russia have committed the most fouls so far at their home World Cup.

86% – Six of the seven goals Russia conceded this summer were from set piece situations.

104 – Brazil have fired in 19 more shots on goal than any other nation.

1930 – This is the first World Cup since the inaugural competition that neither Brazil nor Germany have reached the semi-finals.

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