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Scoring headed for all-time low
by Paul Kennedy, June 26th, 2010 1:02AM

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[BY THE NUMBERS] The group stage of the 2010 World Cup produced an average of only 2.10 goals per game. Barring a sudden burst in scoring, the 2010 finals will set an all-time low for scoring. The group stage produced a record number of 0-0 ties, including Brazil's first shutout in the group stage in more than 32 years. For more highs and lows at the end of the group stage ...

2.10 Goals per game in the group stage at the 2010 World Cup. Scoring is on target to finish at a record low. The record low of 2.21 goals per game was set at the 1990 finals in Italy
2.40 Goals per game in the group stage at the 2006 World Cup. Scoring finished at 2.30 goals per game, the second lowest in history.
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7 Goals scored by Argentina and Portugal, the most of any team at the 2010 World Cup. (Portugal's seven goals all came in one game.)
0 Goals scored by Algeria and Honduras, the fewest of any team at the 2010 World Cup. (The record for the most teams to go scoreless in a three-game group stage at the World Cup is three, set in 2002.)
12 Goals allowed by North Korea in the group stage at the 2010 World Cup. No team has allowed more since El Salvador conceded 13 goals in 1982.
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24 Consecutive group-stage games in which Brazil scored at least one goal before its 0-0 tie against Portugal on Friday. It had not gone scoreless in the group stage since its 0-0 tie with Spain in 1978.
6 Scoreless ties in the group stage at the 2010 World Cup.
8 Scoreless ties in the group stage at the previous three World Cups combined, the first three 32-team tournaments.
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30 Shots on goal by Argentina, the most by any team at the 2010 World Cup. (The USA is tied for fourth with 20.)
3 Shots on goal by New Zealand, the fewest by any team at the 2010 World Cup. (The USA had the low four years ago with only five shots on goal.)
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20 Shots by Argentina's Lionel Messi, the most of any player at the 2010 World Cup. He has yet to score a goal. (American Clint Dempsey is fourth with 15 shots.)
17 Fouls suffered by Japanese star Keisuke Honda, the most of any player at the 2010 World Cup. (American Jozy Altidore is tied for fourth with 12.)
15 Fouls committed by New Zealand's Rory Fallon, the most of any player at the 2010 World Cup. (Altidore leads all Americans with nine.)
36.22 Kilometers covered by North Korea An Yong Hak, the most of any player at the 2010 World Cup. (American Michael Bradley is fourth at 35.56 kilometers.)
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13 Red cards issued (6 direct and 7 second yellow) in the group stage at the 2010 World Cup.
18 Red cards issued (5 direct and 13 second yellow) in the group stage at the 2006 World Cup.



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  1. Marco Sandoval
    commented on: June 26, 2010 at 10:39 a.m.
    Well this certainly supports the arguement that soccer does not have enough scoring. For the hard core fan like myself, I compare it to a 2-1 pither duel in baseball, or a defensive battle in the NFL.


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