The first page of the Guinness Book of World Cup Records – Edition 2022 – has been written. The opening day of the World Cup in Qatar quickly broke many records and stunning statistics.

target drought

Quiz Question: What do the following World Cup matches have in common?

Denmark – Tunisia

Mexico – Poland

Morocco – Croatia

Uruguay – South Korea

Don’t you understand? I can forgive you if you just took a nap. Those games ended in a clean sheet. Never before had he kept a clean sheet in four games in the opener.

The drought was particularly persistent in African countries.

The goal had to wait until Ghana, the last African nation in the first matchday programme, before the goal was cheered for the first time on the continent.

extra extra time

But we had enough time to score.

FIFA referee boss Pierluigi Collina had already hinted ahead of the tournament that the match in Qatar could take a long time. I would like to put an end to this mess.

That statement didn’t get much attention at the time, but Qatari referees now have money in their mouths.

Much to the chagrin of the broadcast schedule creator. They already had to cram 194 minutes of extra football time into their schedules. The average record per game is about 12 minutes.

  1. Qatar – Ecuador: 10 minutes
  2. England – Iran: 18 minutes
  3. Netherlands – Senegal: 13 minutes
  4. Wales – USA: 15 minutes
  5. Argentina – Saudi Arabia: 20 minutes
  6. Denmark – Tunisia: 13 minutes
  7. Mexico – Poland: 9 minutes
  8. France – Australia: 13 minutes
  9. Morocco – Croatia: 8 minutes
  10. Germany – Japan: 14 minutes
  11. Spain – Costa Rica: 13 minutes
  12. Belgium – Canada: 10 minutes
  13. Switzerland – Cameroon: 9 minutes
  14. Uruguay – South Korea: 9 minutes
  15. Portugal – Ghana: 12 minutes
  16. Brazil – Serbia: 8 minutes

Eviva España

Spain lost 7-0 to Costa Rica on day one. First substantial record match in Qatar.

To show Spain’s dominance: It has happened twice since the measurement that the team has not fired a single shot in a World Cup match. Costa Rica vs. Spain in this game, Costa Rica vs. Brazil in 1990.

So the Costa Ricans weren’t on the ball much. Luis Enrique’s team showed off his football tiki-taka as usual. For example, the Spaniard has held the ball 81.8% of the time and successfully completed his 976 passes to each other. 2 world records.

Gavi is a central figure in La Julia Loja’s combination game and has personally appeared in the history books. At 18 years and his 110 days, he became the youngest goalscorer in a World Cup since Pele (17 years and his 249 days) in his 1958 final against Sweden.

Act 1 of the Last Dance

goals and dribbles.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi quickly scored notable stats in the last World Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the penalty against Ghana to become the only player to score in five World Cups. He scored his first goal against Iran in 2006 and was 11 meters tall. Messi, Klose, Uwe Seeler,
Pele has every four pieces behind his name.

The World Cup has not been very fun for Lionel Messi. Surprisingly, Argentina lost her 2-1 to a modest Saudi Arabia. Despite this, the Argentinian was actively noted for the ball.

Messi brings his total number of successful dribbles in the World Cup to 110. He is jumping over dribbling king Maradona (105). These two Argentinians of his are on a lonely high, and no other player has completed more than 78 dribbles.

devil’s free fall

Paul de Octopus, Neyer de Valk, all statistical agencies…

Before the World Championships start, we are always exposed to many simulations, some of which are very reliable.

There was also a calculation that gave the Belgians a dream. On the eve of his World Cup, famed statistical agency Gracenote predicted that the Red Devils would play his final against favorites Brazil on December 18th. Based on “over a million simulations”, Belgium defeated world champions France, Portugal and Germany.

But the robot behind that simulation was still in front of the TV on Wednesday.Gracenote adjusted its algorithm based on its performance on the first day to predict…the devil’s semifinals.

Source: Sporza

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