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2018 World Cup stats so far ahead of the semi-finals

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With sixty matches of the tournament played, we take a look at the summary of some of the 2018 World Cup’s key statistics ahead of the semi-final games.

157 goals have been scored so far, 14 less than the 171 goals scored in Brazil 2014.

23 goals have been scored in the last five minutes of the game, accounting for a staggering 15 per cent of all goals scored.
Belgium have the strongest attack, having scored 14 goals in five matches, three ahead of England who have scored 11 goals.

Belgium have also produced nine different scorers at this year’s World Cup. Only Italy in 2006 (10) is the last team to produce more scorers at a single tournament.

Brazil have registered the most goal attempts in the tournament, having shot 103 times including 38 on target. They scored only 8 goals.
Mexico’s goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa has made the most saves in the tournament (25).

England’s Harry Kane is the top scorer with 6 goals, making him the favourite to end the tournament with the golden boot. Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku trails him on 4 goals.

England have been awarded the most number of penalty kicks, having earned 3 and were all converted by Harry Kane.

11 own goals have been scored in Russia, breaking the record of six registered in France 1998.

28 penalties have been awarded at the tournament, beating the record tally of 18 penalties recorded in 2002.

They have been 205 yellow cards and 4 red cards, with Croatia having collected (12) the most yellow cards over the past five games.

Russia have committed the most fouls in the tournament so far with 95 fouls, far ahead of second-placed Croatia who committed 78.

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