Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Scoring in round of 16 increases
by Ridge Mahoney, June 30th, 2010 5:24PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  world cup

MOST COMMENTED

[BY THE NUMBERS] The 2010 World Cup produced 22 goals in the round of 16, well above the all-time low set four years ago but very close to the average number of goals scored in that phase of the competition since the format was introduced at the 1986 tournament.

In 1982, 12 of 24 teams advanced to a second phase of group play. FIFA then changed the format to accommodate 16 teams in a knockout round. (FIFA increased the number of participating countries to 32 in 1998.)

Along with the total goals scored in the eight matches of that round, the chart also shows how many games went to overtime and of those, how many were decided by post-game penalty kicks.

Only seven matches have been decided by penalties of the 15 that have gone into overtime.

Ghana beat the USA, 2-1, in overtime on Saturday; Paraguay beat Japan on penalties, 5-3, Tuesday after 120 minutes of scoreless play.

ROUND OF 16 GOALSCORING

WORLD CUP
G
AVG.
OT
SO
1986
26
3.25
1
0
1990
18
2.25
4
1
1994
25
3.12
2
1
1998
23
2.88
2
1
2002
17
2.12
3
1
2006
15
1.88
1
1
2010
22
2.75
2
1
AVG.

2.61



Key: G=goals; avg.=goals per game; OT=overtime games; SO=games decided by shootout.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. Abroad: Timothy Chandler needs knee surgery    
U.S, national team defender Timothy Chandler has been lost for the friendlies against Peru and Brazil ...
What They're Saying: Frank Lampard    
"I respect the manager for saying that. Managers and players should be emotional after defeats at ...
What They're Saying: Jason Kreis    
"We need to show - the players need to show - if they want to be ...
Klinsmann: 'This is about proving a point'    
The countdown to the Oct. 10 winner-take-all match against Mexico at the Rose Bowl began in ...
Video Pick: A well-hit own goal from Holland     
PSV's Jeffrey Bruma gave the keeper no chance when he met a cross from the right ...
MLS Weekend: Bottom feeders finish on top    
There is a big gap between MLS's two conferences -- the Western Conference is plus-14 in ...
Video Pick: How Johannsson scored his first Bundesliga goal    
U.S. national team forward Aron Johannsson, who joined Werder Bremen this season from Dutch club AZ ...
Crowd Count: Seattle draws 64,358 fans, tops in MLS    
The crowd of 64,358 for Sunday's Seattle-Portland match at CenturyLink Field was the largest of the ...
U.S. national team vets coming and going    
U.S. men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann named the initial squad of 23 players who will ...
Klopas is first MLS coach to be fired this season    
Hours after Saturday's 2-1 loss to Toronto FC -- its third straight defeat -- the Montreal ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives