THE 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP IN FIGURES
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LATE DRAMA
The most frequent scoring period was
the last 10 minutes of matches – with
33 goals. 19 goals were scored during added time
NEYMAR
(Brazil)
produced the greatest number of shots on goal: 27
THIBAUT COURTOIS
(Belgium)
made the highest number of saves: 27
ANTE REBIĆ
MATHIAS JØRGENSEN
(Denmark)
scored the fastest goal of the tournament, netting against Croatia after 57 seconds in their round of 16 clash
SERGIO RAMOS
(Spain)
made the most passes: 485
N'GOLO KANTÉ
(France)
recovered the ball more than anyone else: 61 times
KIERAN TRIPPIER
(England)
delivered 30 passes into opposition penalty areas
HARRY KANE
(England)
was top scorer at the World Cup with 6 goals
PLAYERS
TEAMS
TOURNAMENT
spectators at the stadiums ////
3 031 768
average crowd
47 371
(98.2% of the total capacity) ////
tickets sold to people with disabilities and
23 462
17 685
free tickets handed out
to Russian ones
fan IDs issued,
1 827 678
of them going to foreign fans and
841 146
986 532
people attended
7 707 400
the FIFA Fan Fests ////
visitors went to the Football
850 000
Park in Red Square ////
free trains used by
734
passengers from
320 000
countries ////
181
accredited journalists
3500
and photographers ////
broadcasters provided coverage
261
of the World Cup in
219
territories ////
free Wi-Fi connections
300 000
at the stadiums ////
awarded green certification

EVERY STADIUM
in recognition of their compliance
FANS
ENVIRONMENT
stadiums ////
12
COUNTRY
host cities ////
11
Fan Fest sites ////
11
team bases ////
32
training sites ////
104
official hotels ////
137
airports ////
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GOALS GALORE
169 goals were scored at the 2018 FIFA World Cup – the third-highest scoring edition in history. Only the 2014 (Brazil)
and 1998 (France) editions produced
more goals – 171 at both tournaments.
On average, 2.64 goals per game were scored in Russia
FINDING THE TARGET
Belgium were the most prolific side,
netting 16 times
TOP GEAR
England completed more passes than any other team – 3,336 in total
SWING IT OVER!
Brazil took the most corner kicks – 42
FULL SPEED AHEAD
Croatia launched 352 attacks –
the most at the tournament
STAYING ONSIDE
Korea Republic never once got caught offside
FORCED ERRORS
France led the way in pressurising teams to put through their own net – twice benefitting from own goals
NO CHANCE OF BOREDOM
The 2018 FIFA World Cup set a record for consecutive matches played with at least one goal scored. This sequence lasted for 36 games and ended with Denmark–France, the only goalless draw of the event
(Croatia)
broke the rules more often than anyone else in committing 21 fouls
(97% of the total capacity) ////
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with environmental standards
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