40 Stats from 2018 World Cup Second Round

0 – Switzerland have failed to win any of their seven knockout stage matches in World Cup history.

0% – Argentina goalkeeper Franco Armani failed to save any of France’s four shots on target in their 4-3 loss.

1 – Lionel Messi was the only player to see a shot on target saved in the France 4-3 Argentina tie.

2 – Belgium became the first nation to come from at least two goals down to win a World Cup knockout stage match within 90 minutes since Portugal beat DPR Korea in 1966).

2 – Croatia 1-1 Denmark was only the second match in World Cup history to see both teams score inside the opening four minutes (after Argentina vs Nigeria in 2014).

2 – Slovenian Damir Skomina is the only referee to hand out more than one red card.

3 -All three nations who took the first spot kick in their penalty shootout, lost (Denmark, Spain and Colombia).

3 – Belgium have scored the most goals on the counter-attack.

3 – England have scored three penalties at this tournament – more than any other nation.

3 – Denmark conceded three penalties in their four matches.

3 – Colombia’s Yerry Mina has scored in each of his three matches this summer.

4 – Portugal have lost their past four World Cup knockout matches.

4 – Lionel Messi became the first player to record an assist in four different World Cups.

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

6 – Japan have scored more goals at this tournament than any other previous World Cup.

6 – Harry Kane has scored six goals from six shots on target.

7 – Mexico have been eliminated at the second round at each of the past seven World Cups.

9 – Colombia fouled Harry Kane nine times in their exit to England.

9 – There have been nine winning goals in the 90th minute or stoppage time so far at the 2018 World Cup.

12 – Belgium have never kept a clean sheet in any of their 12 World Cup knockout stage matches.

12 – Neymar has had the most shots on target so far at the 2018 World Cup.

13 – Sweden’s Marcus Berg has had more efforts on goal than any other player not to score this summer.

14 – Sweden’s Emil Forsberg scored his first goal of the tournament in what was his 14th effort.

14% – David de Gea made just one save from seven shots on target faced at the 2018 World Cup.

15 – Argentina’s Javier Mascherano and Mexico’s Héctor Herrera have committed the most fouls so far.

15 – Iranian referee Alireza Faghani has dished out the most yellow cards.

16 – Neymar has created more chances than any other player.

23 – Neymar has had the most shots so far at the 2018 World Cup.

23 – Neymar has won the most free kicks so far this summer.

25 – Mexico’s Guillermo Ochoa has made the most saves so far at the 2018 World Cup.

53% – Eight of England’s last 15 World Cup knockout matches have gone to extra-time.

57 – Mathias Jørgensen’s goal for Denmark after 57 seconds is the earliest so far at the 2018 World Cup.

66 – Russia have committed the most fouls.

71% – 15 of Cristiano Ronaldo’s 21 efforts on goal in this tournament came from outside the penalty area.

75% – Spain have now lost three of their four World Cup penalty shootouts (also 1986 vs Belgium and 2002 vs South Korea).

75% – Sweden have kept three clean sheets in their four matches.

77 – Brazil have had the most shots.

100% – Russia’s Artem Dzyuba has scored with all three of his shots on target at the 2018 World Cup.

514′ – Cristiano Ronaldo has played 514 minutes of knockout football at World Cups and not scored a single goal.

756′ – Lionel Messi has played 756 minutes of knockout football at World Cups and not scored a single goal.

1006 – Spain completed 1,006 passes in their penalty shootout defeat to Russia.

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