Build Up To World Cup: Fact Teasers

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By Godson Chibuzor. 

Let’s serve you some memorable World Cup statistics as we are 10 days away to the kickoff of the Russia 2018 World Cup.

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The final of South Africa 2010 World Cup Between Spain and Netherlands witness 14 yellow cards. Spain with 5 and Netherlands with 9. It is the most card issue in a World cup final

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Argentina is the team with the most booking in the history of the World Cup. They have been booked 88times.

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41 own goal has been scored in the history of the Fifa World Cup.
The 40th and 41st own goal were scored by teams from Africa.
Ghana Boye John against Portugal and Nigeria Joseph Yobo against France at the 2014 World Cup respectively.

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Hakan Şükür of Turkey hold the record for fastest goal in a Fifa World cup, he scored an 11 seconds goal against South Korea in 2002.

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Since Gabriel Batistuta hat trick for  Argentina in the  1994 & 1998 World Cup against Greece and Jamaica  respectively,  No player has scored a Hat trick till date in a Fifa world cup (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014) will there be hat trick in 2018?

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Oleg Salenko of Russia scored 5goals against Cameroon during USA 1994 World Cup.
He is the record  holder for most goal scored by a single player in a match in a Fifa World cup

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2006 World Cup in Germany witness the worst disciplinary record in the history of the world cup.
In 64 games, a total number of 28 Red cards was shown and 345 yellow cards.

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Canada, China PR , Indonesia , Trinidad and Tobago, and DR Congo are the only team who has participated in a World Cup and has not registered a goal

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The biggest win in a World Cup match was the match between Hungry and El Salvador during the 1982 world Cup hosted by Spain. The game ended 10-1 in favour of Hungry.

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The Final of the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, between Argentina and West Germany, on  29 June 1986 was watched by 114,600 fans inside the stadium and it’s the highest attendance in a world cup final match.

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Hong Duk-Yung the Goal Keeper of South Korea conceded 16 goals in the 1954 World Cup hosted by Switzerland and it is the most by any goalkeeper in World Cup History.

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