1 – Clint Dempsey of USA scored the fastest goal of the tournament within one minute (32 seconds) against Ghana in the first round of matches of the group stage.

– Two hattricks: Thomas Mueller(Germany 4 vs Portugal 0), Xhendan Shaquiri(Switzerland vs Honduras 0).

– 4 goals is the biggest margin of victory so far in the competition and came up in the games between Spain vs Netherlands (1 – 5) and Germany vs Portugal (4 – 0) in the first round of the group stage and Cameroun vs Croatia (0 – 4)  in the second round of groups stage matches.

 – The highest number of goals scored by a team in a match Netherlands vs Spain and Switzerland vs France.

– Six minutes after kickoff was all it took Haris Medunjanin of Bosnia and Herzegovina to get into the referee’s book against Nigeria. The fastest Yellow card issued in the competition so far.

 7 – In the game between France and Honduras, seven Yellow cards were issued – the highest in a match.

– The highest number of cards issued in a single game – France v Honduras saw the issuance of 8 cards (7 yellows and 1 Red)

 – A total of nine Red Cards have been issued in the competition with Steven Defour (Belgiumvs Korea Republic), Claudio Marchiso (Uruguay vs Italy), Ante Rebic (Croatia vs Mexico) and Antonio Valencia (France vs Ecuador) joining Kostas Katsouranis (Greece vs Japan),Alex Song (Cameroun vs Croatia), Maxi Pereira (Uruguay vs Costa Rica), Wilson Palacios(France vs Honduras) and Pepe (Germany vs Portugal) in the Red card zone.

 10 – Ten is the total number of penalty kicks awarded in the competition – nine of which have been scored.

11 – Eleven braces have been scored in the competition with Jackson Martinez (Colombia),Lionel Messi (Argentina) and Ahmed Musa (Nigeria), Mario Mandzukic (Croatia),Luis Suarez (Uruguay), Enner Valencia (Ecuador), Neymar – 2 (Brazil), Robin Van Persieand Arjen Robben (Netherlands) and Karim Benzema (France) on the list.

 19 – Aged 19 years 2 months and 4 days, Divock Origi of Belgium scored the only goal against Russia to be the youngest goals scorer so far in the competition.

 24 – 24 of the 136 goals in the competition have been scored by substitutes.

 37 – 37 years old Noel Valladares of Honduras is the oldest goal scorer in the competition so far. He scored an Own Goal against France in their first group match.

 43 – Goal keeper Fayrd Mondragon of Colombia became the oldest player in World Cup history having come on as a substitute in Columbia’s game against Japan.

 48 – The number of games played so far in the competition – 9 draws (5 goalless draws), 39 wins

 50 – Xhendan Shaquiri’s hat trick for Switzerland against Honduras is the 50th hat trick of the FIFA World Cup.

 90 + 5 – Silvestre Varela of Portugal’s equalizer in the game against USA is the latest goal scored in a match without extra-time.

 100 – Netherlands, Argentina and Belgium maintained their 100% start to the competition having won all three group matches.

127 – Total number of Yellow Cards issued in the competition.

 136 – Total number of goals scored so far in the competition – an average of 2.83 goals per match.

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