Amazing Facts about FIFA World Cup 2014

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(Last Updated On: July 17, 2014)

Amazing Facts about FIFA World Cup 2014

The FIFA World Cup 2014 is over, but it has left some of the most amazing facts behind. These facts are unique and really interesting as well. We are bringing you some of the most amazing out of all the facts.

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  • 171 goals have been scored in total in this World Cup.
  • Highest number of goals scored by substitutes (32) in the history of all the World Cups.
  • Out of total number of shots 13.3% have been converted into goals in this world cup which is the highest till now.
  • Only 3 direct free kicks converted into goals, fewest in the history of World Cups. In 1986 too only 3 direct free kicks converted.
  • Tim Cahill became the only Australian who has scored 3 goals in a World Cup.
  • Asamoah Gyan of Ghana, who scored 6 goals in the FIFA World Cup 2014, became the highest number of goal scorer from Africa. Previously it was Roger Milla of Cameroon who had scored 5 goals.
  • Algeria is the only African team, which has scored 4 goals in a match. They did this against South Korea and the result was 4-2 in their favor.
  • Xherdan Shaqiri’s hat-trick was the 50th hat-trick in the history of world cup,but it was the first hat-trick scored by an entirely left footed hat trick since 1966.
  • Faryd Mondragon of Colombia is now the oldest wicket keeper in the World Cup. He was 43 years and 3 days old when he took on Japan.
  • Keylor Navas of Costa Rica has saved 91% of the shots scored at the target. (21 out of 23)
  • Spain became the third team after France (2002), Italy (2010) which has gone out in the group stage itself after being in the top 4 in the previous world cups.
  • First time in the history of the world cup, all the 8 teams which have topped their groups have advanced to the quarter finals.
  • After the FIFA World Cup 2014 got over, Germany, Northern Ireland and Holland remain the only teams who have not left the tournament in the first round.
  • Argentina has progressed to the finals every time they have reached semi-finals (4 times) in a world cup.
  • This is the third time in a row that a UEFA team has won the World Cup, first time it has happened to a single confederation.
  • Germany had 8th entry in the World Cup finals, most by any country in the history of the tournament.
  • Miroslav Klose of Germany is now the highest scorer in the history of FIFA World Cup. He has scored 16 goals in total.
  • 7-1 margin win by Germany against Brazil in the semi-finals is the biggest margin ever in all world cup semis.
  • Germany is the first European team, which has won the world cup in the Americas.
  • Germany were 5-0 up in just 29 minutes against Brazil, fastest by any team in the history of the tournament.
  • Mario Gotze is the only substitute who has scored a winning goal in a World Cup final.
  • Germany has now scored most number of goals in all World Cups (224). Brazil is on the second place with 221 goals.
  • This world cup has given 10 red cards which stands second after 8 red cards in the 1986 edition.
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