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World Cup 2014 : The World Cup in numbers

AFP  Rio De Janeiro, July 14, 2014
First Published: 06:29 IST(14/7/2014) | Last Updated: 06:48 IST(14/7/2014)

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

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

4 - World Cup titles won by Germany

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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

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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

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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)


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