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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10 Stats ahead of England-Sweden 2018 World Cup Quarter-final

0 – England are the only quarter-finalist yet to keep a clean sheet in the 2018 World Cup, conceding exactly one goal in each of their four matches.

2 – England and Sweden have met twice in the World Cup, both matches ending in a draw (1-1 in 2002 and 2-2 in 2006).

3 – Harry Kane currently leads the race for the Golden Boot with six goals; half of those have come from the penalty spot.

9 – Harry Kane was targeted by Colombia in the previous round with the England striker being fouled nine times.

11 – 11 of Emil Forsberg’s 14 attempts on goal so far at the 2018 World Cup have come from outside the penalty area.

14 – Only Argentina’s Javier Mascherano and Mexico’s Héctor Herrera (15 each) have committed more fouls than Sweden striker Marcus Berg so far at this tournament.

60% – England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has only saved six of the 10 shots on target he’s faced so far this summer.

75% – Three of the four goals England have conceded so far at the 2018 World Cup have come from set pieces (1 penalty, 1 indirect free kick and 1 corner).

75% – Sweden have kept three clean sheets in their four matches so far in Russia with only Germany beating Robin Olsen so far.

78% – Seven of England’s nine goals in this tournament have come fro a corner in someway.  Four of their goals have come directly from corners, whilst the three penalties they have earned were all from corners.  Gareth Southgate’s side have two goals from open play – the first was Jesse Lingard’s long-range strike against Panama and the second was Harry Kane’s freak deflection in the same game.

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.

10 Stats ahead of England-Colombia 2018 World Cup Second round

0 – England failed to keep a single clean sheet in any of their three group stage matches.

1 – Colombia were the only nation to reach the 2018 World Cup second round after losing their opening match.

1 – Colombia have only ever won one World Cup knockout stage match.

2 – England centre-back John Stones and Colombia centre-back Yerry Mina each scored two goals in the group stage – only five players scored more.

5 – England’s Harry Kane was the top scorer in the group stage.

25 – Of the 16 nations to reach the second round no side had fewer attempts on goal in the group stages than Colombia (level with Denmark).

39 – Both of these sides were awarded exactly 39 free kicks in their first three matches combined.

50% – England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford only saved three of the six shots he faced in the group stage.

75% – Six of the eight goals England scored in the group stage were from set piece situations (4 corners, 2 penalties).

197′ – Colombia head into the second round without conceding in over three hours since their 2-1 loss to Japan in their opening match.

50 Stats from 2018 World Cup Group Stage

-1 – Mexico were the only side to progress from the Group Stage with a negative goal difference.

0 – Uruguay were the only team to keep clean sheets in all three of their matches.

1 – Colombia are the only nation to reach the knockout stages of the 2018 World Cup despite losing their opening match.

2 – Australia, England and Sweden scored the most goals from penalties.

2 – Both of Iran’s goals were scored in injury time.

2 – Both of Australia’s goals were from the penalty spot.

3 – Iran, Senegal and Serbia all failed to reach the knockout stage despite winning their opening game.

3 – Egypt and Panama lost all three of their matches.

4 – Germany became the fourth defending champions to be eliminated from the Group Stage in the last five tournaments (also France in 2002, Italy in 2010 and Spain in 2014).

4 – England and Uruguay scored four goals from set pieces.

4 – Portugal have progressed from the World Cup Group Stage for only the fourth time in their history (after 1966, 2006 and 2010).

5 – England’s Harry Kane was the top scorer in the Group Stage.

5 – Brazil’s Neymar was caught offside on the most occasions.

5 – Rafael Márquez captained Mexico for a record fifth tournament.

6 – Australia are winless in their last two World Cups (D1, L5).

7 – Belgium have won their last seven World Cup Group Stage games.

7 – South Korea were eliminated at the Group Stage for a record seventh time.

7 – Egypt have now played seven matches without winning a single one in World Cup history  (D2, L5) – only Honduras have played more times without recording a win (9).

8 – Mexico have qualified for the second round in each of the last eight World Cups they have participated in.

9 – Belgium were the highest scorers.

9 – England and Senegal were caught offside on the most occasions.

11 – Panama conceded the most goals.

11 – Panama collected the most yellow cards.

11 – Argentina’s Javier Mascherano and Russia’s Artem Dzyuba committed the most fouls.

12 – Saudi Arabia ended a run of 12 World Cup matches without winning by beating Egypt 2-1 (D2, L10).

12 – Germany’s Toni Kroos attempted the most shots from outside the penalty area.

13 – Brazil have qualified from the Group Stage for a 13th consecutive World Cup.

13% – Tunisia won their second-ever World Cup match in what was their 15th in the competition (D4, L9).

13 – Australia have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 13 World Cup matches.

14 – Poland have won each of their 14 games in which they have scored first in World Cup finals.

14 – Tunisia have failed to keep a clean sheet in 14 of their 15 matches at World Cup finals.

15 – Mexico’s Jesus Gallardo was shown a yellow card after just 15 seconds in their 3-0 loss to Sweden – the quickest anyone has ever been booked in a World Cup.

16 – Brazil’s Neymar had the most efforts on goal.

17 – Neymar was awarded the most free kicks.

17 – Mexico’s Guillermo Ochoa made the most saves.

20 – England have used all 20 outfield players in their squad.

32 – Every nation scored at least two goals.

36 – There had been 36 games without a 0-0 draw prior to France 0-0 Denmark on Tuesday.

45 – Egypt’s Essam El-Hadary became the oldest player in World Cup history during their 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia (45 years, 161 days).

50% – Three of Lionel Messi’s six World Cup goals have come against Nigeria.

55 – Argentina won the most free kicks.

63 – South Korea committed the most fouls.

67% – Kasper Schmeichel (2 in 3 games) has now kept more clean sheets for Denmark at World Cup finals than his father Peter (1 in 5 games).

72 – Germany produced the most efforts on goal.

75% – 18 of the 24 penalty kicks awarded were scored.

100% – Belgium, Croatia and Uruguay were the only nations to collect maximum points.

100% – Nigeria have lost all six games against South American opposition at World Cups, with five of those coming against Argentina (1994, 2002, 2010, 2014 and 2018).

161 – There were 161 cards shown (158 yellow, 3 red).

662 – Lionel Messi’s strike for Argentina against Nigeria ended a run of 662 minutes without a goal in a World Cup.

14625 – Peru won their first match at a World Cup since a 4-1 win over Iran in 1978 – 14,625 days ago.