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FIFA World Cup 2022: First spherical in numbers | Soccer Information

The primary week of the FIFA World Cup 2022 has seen each Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo scoring, in addition to some huge upsets within the type of Argentina and Germany dropping their opening group video games and an enormous seven-goal win for Spain.
This is a have a look at how the numbers stack up to date:
3 – Germany have now misplaced their opening match in three consecutive main tournaments — (1-2 to Japan at 2022 WC; 0-1 to France at Euro 2020 & 0-1 to Mexico at 2018 WC). The newest loss was additionally Germany’s first in a sport wherein they held a halftime lead on the World Cup since 1978 vs Austria.

7 – Spain’s 7-0 rout of Costa Rica is their greatest margin of victory in a World Cup match.
18 – At 18 years and 110 days, Gavi grew to become the youngest to attain in a World Cup since 17-year-old Pele netted treble thrice in 1958. Gavi can also be the primary teenager to attain for Spain in WC.
6 – By scoring 7 previous Costa Rica, Spain grew to become the sixth nation to attain 100 objectives or extra within the World Cup. Brazil (231 objectives) are main the chart.


0 – Costa Rica didn’t handle a single shot of their 0-7 loss to Spain.
4 – Following their 0-1 defeat to Belgium, Canada stay scoreless in all 4 of their World Cup video games performed.
37 – At 37 years & 292 days, Ronaldo is now the oldest participant to attain for Portugal on the World Cup. He’s additionally the youngest, having scored within the 2006 World Cup at 21 years and 132 days.

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