The World Cup in numbers

  • AFP, Rio De Janeiro
  • Updated: Jul 14, 2014 06:48 IST

0 - number of goals scored after 120 minutes play in Wednesday's last four clash between Argentina and the Netherlands, the first ever goalless semi-final at a World Cup

1 - points mustered by England after another underwhelming appearance at football's top table

4 - World Cup titles won by Germany

6 - Colombian hotshot James Rodriquez's goal tally to claim the World Cup's Golden Boot honour

4/6 - odds on favourites Germany justified the British bookmakers William Hill tag to win Sunday's Cup final

8 - World Cup finals reached by Germany, a record

9 - Uzbekistan referee Ravshan Irmatov's record number of World Cup matches

10 - red cards dished out in Brazil, way down on the record 28 at Germany 2006

16 - Miroslav Klose's record World Cup goals haul

16 - saves made by Tim Howard in the USA keeper's heroic display against Belgium

24 - years since Argentina appeared in a World Cup final

30 - seconds, the time of Clint Dempsey's goal for the USA against Ghana in Natal on June 16 - the fifth fastest goal in World Cup history

32 - teeth of an average human, like Luis Suarez, banned for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini

171 - goals scored in Brazil, matching record set at France 1998

179 - seconds it took for Germany to score three of their five first-half goals in the 7-1 dissection of Brazil

187 - yellow cards

1000/1 - the odds on Germany beating Brazil 7-1 in Tuesday's semi-final

25,800 - police, soldiers and private security guards on duty in Rio and at the Maracana stadium for Sunday's final

2000 - goals milestone reached by Germany, Thomas Mueller claiming the honour in the 7-1 Brazil rout, 106 years after Fritz Becker scored their first

580,166 - record number of tweets per minute when Germany's Sami Khedira scored the fifth of Germany's seven goals against Brazil

2,000,000 - Germany shirts snapped up by fans of Mirolsav Klose and company

3,000,000 - US dollars in cash sent from Ghana to pay players' bonuses

35,000,000 - US dollars, the cheque Germany picked up for winning the title

35,600,000 - record number of tweets for a sporting event, the Germany 7-1 semi-final thrashing of Brazil (previous record was 24.9 million for 2014 SuperBowl)

11,000,000,000 - US dollars, total cost of World Cup, the most expensive in history (USA 1994 cost 30 million)

From Around the Web
Sponsored by Revcontent

also read

US lawmakers tweet support of India’s surgical strikes along LoC
Show comments