2018 FIFA World Cup: Records that could change after semifinal games

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So many records and stats have so far been set and broken, more will follow certainly.

As usual we will be highlighting many of such records as Belguim and France lock horns in the first Semi finals of the FIFA World Cup.

Emphasis will be placed on individuals, teams and how it affects club sides around the World.

¤¤¤  Top Scorers

1. H. Kane (England) – 6
2. C. Ronaldo (Portugal) – 4
3. R. Lukaku (Belgium) – 4
4. D. Cheryshev (Russia) – 4
5. K. Mbappé (France) – 3
6. Griezmann (France) – 3
7. D. Costa (Spain) – 3
8. E. Cavani (Uruguay) – 3
9. A. Dzyuba (Russia) – 3
10. Y. Mina (Colombia) – 3
11. P. Coutinho (Brazil) – 2
12. J. Stones (England) – 2
13. M. Salah (Egypt) – 2
14. L. Suárez (Uruguay) – 2
15. A. Granqvist (Sweden) – 2
16. L. Modric (Croatia) – 2
17. E. Hazard (Belgium) – 2
18. D. Neymar Jr. (Brazil) – 2
19. S. Agüero (Argentina) – 2
20. A. Musa (Nigeria) – 2
21. M. Jedinak (Australia) – 2
22. S. Heung-min (South Korea) – 2

Only England has all players in their squad based in the country’s domestic league (EPL).

¤¤¤  Domestic leagues with most players in FIFA World Cup Semi finals:

EPL- 41 players
LA LIGA 🇪🇸 – 12 players
LIGUE 1 🇫🇷 – 12 players
SERIE A 🇮🇹 – 8 players
BUNDESLIGA 🇩🇪 – 8 players
OTHERS 🌎 – 11 players

🇮🇹 1934: All European semi-finals
1966: All European semi-finals
🇪🇸 1982: All European semi-finals
🇩🇪 2006: All European semi-finals
🇷🇺 2018: All European semi-finals

All hosted in Europe.¤¤¤  Missed And Converted Penalty :

☑️Kane (3)
☑️ Jedinak (2)
☑️ Granqvist (2)
☑️ Griezmann (2)
☑️ Hazard
☑️ Kagawa
☑️ Modric
☑️ Salah
☑️ Sassi
☑️ Ronaldo
☑️ Vela
☑️ Al-Faraj
☑️ Ansarifard
☑️ Sigurdsson
☑️ Moses
☑️ Dzyuba
✖️ Ronaldo
✖️ Sigurdsson
✖️ Cueva
✖️ Messi
✖️ Al-Muwallad
✖️Modrić

Total Scored – 21
Missed – 6

¤¤¤  Freekicks scored:

🇷🇺 Aleksandr Golovin
🇵🇹 Cristiano Ronaldo
🇷🇸 Aleksandar Kolarov
🇨🇴 Juan Quintero
🇩🇪 Toni Kroos
🇺🇾 Luis Suárez

¤¤¤  World Cup Goals By Leagues:

1. English Premier League Scorers At 2018 World Cup:

Kane – 6
Lukaku – 4
Hazard – 2
Stones – 2
Lingard – 1
Heug-Min – 2
Eriksen – 1
Xhaka –
Salah – 1
Hernandez – 1
Aguero – 1
Mane – 1
Krychowiak – 1
Shaqiri – 1
Rojo – 1
Sigurdsson -1
Carillo – 1
Moses – 1
Bednarek – 1
Jørgensen – 1
Firmino – 1
Fellaini – 1
Vertonghen – 1
Chadli – 1
De Bruyne -1
Maguire – 1
Alli – 1

Total – 40 goals!
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2. Spanish La Liga Scorers At 2018 World Cup:

Ronaldo – 4
Costa – 3
Cheryshev – 4
Modric – 2
Coutinho -2
Gimenez – 1
Nacho – 1
Griezmann – 3
Suarez – 2
Inui – 1
Rakitic – 1
Kroos – 1
Mina – 3
Aspas – 1
Isco – 1
En-Nesyri – 1
Al-Dawsari – 1
Messi – 1
Paulinho – 1
Januzaj – 1
Mercado – 1
Inui – 1
Varane – 1

Total – 38 goals!
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3. France Ligue 1 Scorers At 2018 WORLD CUP:

Toivonen – 1
Neymar – 2
Mbappé – 3
Khazzri – 1
Falcao – 1
Cavani – 3
Silva – 1
Di Maria – 1

TOTAL – 13 goals!
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4. Germany Bundesliga Scorers At 2018 WORLD CUP:

Finnbogason -1
Kagawa -1
Batshuayi -1
Zuber -1
Reus -1
Rebic -1
Poulsen -1
Osako -1
Augustinsson -1
Drmić -1
Pavard -1
Forsberg -1
Kramaric -1

TOTAL – 13 goals!
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5. Italian Serie A Scorers At 2018 World Cup:

Niang -1
Mertens -1
Kolarov -1
Cuadrado -1
Perišić -1
Badelj -1
Džemaili -1
Mandžukić -1

Total – 8 goals!
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¤¤¤  World Cup Goals By Clubs:

Tottenham – 11
Barcelona – 10
PSG – 10
Real Madrid – 10
Atletico Madrid – 7
Manchester United – 7
Manchester City – 5
Liverpool – 4
Chelsea – 3
Dortmund – 3
Juventus – 2
West Brom – 2

¤¤¤  Belgium have now produced nine different scorers at the 2018 World Cup:

⚽️ Lukaku
⚽️ Hazard
⚽️ Januzaj
⚽️ Batshuayi
⚽️ Mertens
⚽️ Vertonghen
⚽️ Fellaini
⚽️ Chadli
⚽️ De Bruyne

¤¤¤  Seven players have now scored for Croatia at the 2018 World Cup:

Luka Modric
Ivan Rakitic
Ante Rebic
Ivan Perisic
️Milan Badelj
️Mario Mandzukic
️Andrej Kramaric

¤¤¤  Goalkeepers to make an error that has lead to a goal at the 2018 World Cup:

🇵🇱 Wojciech Szczesny
🇩🇪 Manuel Neuer
🇦🇷 Willy Caballero
🇺🇾 Fernando Muslera
🇭🇷 Danijel Subasic
🇸🇦 Mohammed Al Owais
🇪🇸 David De Gea
🇦🇷 Franco Armani
🇯🇵 Eiji Kawashima

¤¤¤  Only three players at the 2018 World Cup have both two goals and two assists:

🇹🇳 Wahbi Khazri
🇧🇪 Eden Hazard
🇧🇷 Coutinho

¤¤¤  Most Man OF The Matches Won so far:

Kane (3)
Modric (3)
Ronaldo (2)
Cheryshev (2)
Coutinho (2)
Mbappé (2)
Hazard (2)
Suárez (2)
Griezmann (3)

¤¤¤  GOALS scored from outside the box in open play :

🇵🇹 Cristiano Ronaldo (Freekick)
🇧🇷 Philippe Coutinho
🇪🇸 Nacho
🇭🇷 Luka Modrić
🇷🇺 Aleksandr Golovin (Freekick)
🇷🇸 Aleksandar Kolarov (Freekick)
🇨🇴 Juan Quintero (Freekick)
🇨🇭 Granit Xhaka
🇰🇷 Son Heung-min
🇩🇪 Toni Kroos (Freekick)
🏴 Jesse Lingard
🇺🇾 Luis Suárez (Freekick)
🇪🇬 Mohamed Salah
🇵🇹 Ricardo Quaresma
🇦🇷 Angel Di Maria
🇫🇷 Benjamin Pavard

¤¤¤  Own Goals scorers :

Aziz Behich (against France)
Fernandinho (against Belgium)
Ahmed Fathy (against Russia)
Edson Álvarez (against Sweden)
Aziz Bouhaddouz (against Iran)
Oghenekaro Etebo (against Croatia)
Thiago Cionek (against Senegal)
Denis Cheryshev (against Uruguay)
Sergei Ignashevich (against Spain)
Yann Sommer (against Costa Rica)
Yassine Meriah (against Panama)

That’s all for now, enjoy the semi finals between France vs Belguim on Tuesday evening, and Croatia vs England on Wednesday.

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