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July 14th, 2014 10:41PM

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[BRAZIL 2014] The 2014 World Cup finished with 171 goals, tied for the most in tournament history along with the 1998 World Cup, the first 32-team final. The average of 2.67 goals per game still ranks only tied for 13th out of the 20 finals. After averaging 2.83 goals per game through the group stage, the scoring dropped to 2.19 goals per game for the final 16 games.

Champion

Germany

Eliminated

32. Cameroon
31. Honduras
30. Australia
29. Japan
28. South Korea
27. Iran
26. Ghana
25. England
24. Russia
23. Spain
22. Italy
21. Ivory Coast
20. Bosnia-Herzegovina
19. Croatia
18. Portugal
17. Ecuador
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16. Nigeria
15. USA
14. Algeria
13. Greece
12. Uruguay
11. Switzerland
10. Mexico
9. Chile
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8. Costa Rica
7. France
6. Belgium
5. Colombia
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4. Brazil
3. Netherlands
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2. Argentina

U.S. Finishes

1998: 32nd
2002: 8th
2006: 25th
2010: 12th
2014: 15th

Final Four

Semifinals:
July 8 in Belo Horizonte
Brazil 1 Germany 7. Goals: Oscar 90; Mueller 11, Klose 23, Kroos 24, 26, Khedira 29, Schuerrle 69, 79.
July 9 in Sao Paulo
Argentina 0 Netherlands 0.
(Argentina wins 4-2 on penalties.)

Third-Place Game:
July 12 in Brasilia
Brazil 0 Netherlands 3. Goals: van Persie pen. 3, Blind 17, Wijnaldum 90+1.

Final:
July 13 in Rio de Janeiro
Germany 1 Argentina (OT). Goal: Goetze 113.

Goals

Leading Scorers:
G PLAYER, TEAM
6 James Rodriguez, Colombia
5 Thomas Mueller, Germany
4 Lionel Messi, Argentina
4 Neymar, Brazil
4 Robin van Persie, Netherlands
3 Karim Benzema, France
3 Arjen Robben, Netherlands
3 Andre Schuerrle, Germany
3 Xherdan Shaqiri, Switzerland
3 Enner Valencia, Ecuador

Best Offense:
AVG. TEAM
2.57 Germany
2.40 Colombia
2.14 Netherlands
2.00 France
2.00
Croatia

Average:
2.67 (171 goals. 64 games).
2.83

History:
1930: 3.89
1934: 4.12
1938: 4.67
1950: 4.00
1954: 5.38
1958: 3.60
1962: 2.78
1966: 2.78
1970: 2.97
1974: 2.55
1978: 2.68
1982: 2.81
1986: 2.54
1990: 2.21
1994: 2.71
1998: 2.67
2002: 2.52
2006: 2.30
2010: 2.27
2014: 2.67



Quarterfinals

July 4 in Rio de Janeiro
Germany 1 France 0. Goal: Hummels 13.
July 4 in Fortaleza
Brazil 2 Colombia 1. Goals: Thiago Silva 7, David Luiz 69; Rodriguez pen. 81.
July 5 in Brasilia
Argentina 1 Belgium 0. Goals: Higuain 8.
July 5 in Salvador
Netherlands 0 Costa Rica 0 (OT).
(Netherlands wins 4-3 on penalties.)

Round of 16

June 28 in Belo Horizonte
Brazil 1 Chile 1 (OT). Goals: David Luiz 18; Sanchez 40.
(Brazil wins 3-2 on penalties.)
June 28 in Rio de Janeiro
Colombia 2 Uruguay 0. Goals: Rodriguez 28, 60.
June 29 in Fortaleza
Netherlands 2 Mexico 1. Goals: Sneijder 88, Huntelaar pen. 90+4; dos Santos 48.
June 29 in Recife
Costa Rica 1 Greece 1 (OT). Goals: Ruiz 52; Papastathopoulos 90+1.
(Costa Rica wins 5-3 on penalties.)
June 30 in Brasilia
France 2 Nigeria 0.
Goals: Pogba 79, own goal 90+1.
June 30 in Porto Alegre
Germany 2 Algeria 1 (OT). Goals: Schuerrle 92, Ozil 120+1; Djabou 120+2.
July 1 in Sao Paulo
Argentina 1 Switzerland 0 (OT). Goal: Di Maria 118.
July 1 in Salvador
Belgium 2 USA 1 (OT). Goals: De Bruyne 93, Lukaku 105; Green 107.

Group A

Results:
June 12 in Sao Paulo
Brazil 3 Croatia 1.
Goals: Neymar 29, pen. 71, Oscar 90+1; own goal 11.
June 13 in Natal
Mexico 1 Cameroon 0.
Goal: Peralta 62.
June 17 in Fortaleza
Brazil 0 Mexico 0.
June 18 in Manaus
Croatia 4 Cameroon 0. Goals: Olic 10, Perisic 47, Mandzukic 64, 73.
June 23 in Brasilia
Brazil 4 Cameroon 1. Goals: Neymar 17, 35, Fred 49, Fernandinho 84; Matip 46.
June 23 in Recife
Mexico 3 Croatia 1. Goals: Marquez 72, Guardado 75, Hernandez 82; Perisic 87.

Final Standings:
TEAMS W-T-L GF/GA
7 Brazil 2-1-0 7/2
7 Mexico 2-1-0 4/1
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3 Croatia 1-0-2 6/6
0 Cameroon 0-0-2 1/9

Group B

Results:
June 13 in Cuiaba
Chile 3 Australia 1.
Goals: Sanchez 12, Valdivia 14, Beausejour 90+2; Cahill 35.
June 13 in Salvador
Netherlands 5 Spain 1.
Goals: van Persie 44, 72, Robben 53, 80, de Vrij 64; Xabi Alonso pen. 27.
June 18 in Porto Alegre
Netherlands 3 Australia 2. Goals: Robben 20, Van Persie 58, Depay 68; Cahill 21, Jedinak pen. 54.
June 18 in Rio de Janeiro
Spain 0 Chile 2. Goal: Vargas 20, Aranguiz 44.
June 23 in Curitiba
Spain 3 Australia 0. Goals: David Villa 36, Fernando Torres 69, Mata 82.
June 23 in Sao Paulo
Netherlands 2 Chile 0. Goal: Fer 77, Depay 90+2.

Final Standings:
PTS TEAM W-T-L GF/GA
9 Netherlands 3-0-0 10/3
6 Chile 2-0-1 5/3
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3 Spain 1-0-2 4/7
0 Australia 0-0-3 3/9

Group C

Results:
June 14 in Belo Horizonte
Colombia 3 Greece 0.
Goals: Armero 6, Gutierrez 58, Rodriguez 90+2.
June 14 in Recife
Ivory Coast 2 Japan 1. Goals: Bony 64, Gervinho 66; Honda 16.
June 19 in Brasilia
Colombia 2 Ivory Coast 1. Goal: Rodriguez 64, Quintero 70; Gervinho 73.
June 19 in Natal.
Japan 0 Greece 0.

June 24 in Cuiaba
Colombia 4 Japan 1. Goals: Cuadrado pen. 16, Martinez 55, 82, Rodriguez 89; Okazaki 45+.
June 24 in Fortaleza
Greece 2 Ivory Coast 1. Goals: Samaris 42, Samaras pen. 90+3; Bony 74.

Final Standings:
PTS TEAM W-T-L GF/GA
9 Colombia 3-0-0 9/2
4 Greece 1-1-1 2/4
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3 Ivory Coast 1-0-2 4/5
1 Japan 0-1-1 2/6

Group D

Results:
June 14 in Manaus
Itay 2 England 1.
Goals: Marchisio 35, Balotelli 50; Sturridge 37.
June 14  in Fortaleza
Costa Rica 3 Uruguay 1. Goals: Campbell 54, Duarte 57, Urena 84; Cavani pen. 24.
June 19 in Sao Paulo
Uruguay 2 England 1. Goals: Suarez 39, 85; Rooney 75.
June 20 in Recife
Costa Rica 1 Italy 0. Goal: Ruiz 44.
June 24 in Natal
Uruguay 1 Italy 0.
Goal: Godin 81.
June 24 in Belo Horizonte

Costa Rica 0 England 0.

Final Standings:
PTS TEAM W-T-L GF/GA
7 Costa Rica 2-1-0 4/1
6 Uruguay 2-0-1 4/4
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3 Italy 1-0-2 2/3
1 England 0-1-2 2/4

Group E

Results:
June 15 in Porto Alegre
France 3 Honduras 0.
Goals: Benzema pen. 45, 72, own goal 53.
June 15 in Brasilia
Switzerland 2 Ecuador 1.
Goals: Mehmedi 48, Seferovic 90+3; E.Valencia 22.
June 20 in Salvador
France 5 Switzerland 2.
Goals: Giroud 17, Matuidi 18, Valbuena 40, Benzema 67, Sissoko 73; Dzemaili 81, Xhaka 87.
June 20 in Curitiba
Ecuador 2 Honduras 1. Goals: E.Valencia 33, 65; Costly 31.
June 25 in Manaus
Switzerland 3 Honduras 0. Goals: Shaqiri 6, 30, 71.
June 25 in Rio de Janeiro
Ecuador 0 France 0.

Standings:
PTS GAME W-T-L GF/GA
7 France 2-1-0 8/2
6 Switzerland 2-0-1 7/6
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4 Ecuador 1-1-1 3/3
0 Honduras 0-0-3 1/8

Group F

Results:
June 15 in Rio de Janeiro
Argentina 2 Bosnia-Herzegovina 1. Goals: own goal 3, Messi 65; Ibisevic 85.
June 16 in Curitiba
Iran 0 Nigeria 0.

June 21 in Belo Horizonte
Argentina 1 Iran 0. Goal: Messi 90+1.
June 21 in Cuiaba
Nigeria 1 Bosnia-Herzegovina 0. Goal: Odemwingie 29.
June 25 in Porto Alegre
Argentina 3 Nigeria 2. Goals: Messi 3, 45+, Rojo 50; Musa 4, 47.
June 25 in Salvador

Bosnia-Herzegovina 3 Iran 1. Goals: Dzeko 23, Pjanic 59, Vrsajevic 83; Ghoochannejhad 82.
Standings:
PTS GAME W-T-L GF/GA
9 Argentina 3-0-0 6/3
4 Nigeria 1-1-1 3/3
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3 Bosnia-Herze. 1-0-2 4/4
1 Iran 0-1-2 1/4

Group G

Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA +/1
7 Germany 2-1-0 7/2 (+5)
4 USA 1-1-1 4/4 (0)

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4 Portugal 1-1-1 4/7 (-3)
1 Ghana 0-1-2 4/6 (-2)

Results:
June 16 in Salvador
Germany 4 Portugal 0. Goals: Mueller pen. 12, 45+1, 78, Hummels 32.
June 16 in Natal
USA 2 Ghana 1. Goal: Dempsey 1, Brooks 86; A.Ayew 82.
June 21 in Fortaleza
Germany 2 Ghana 2. Goals: Goetze 51, Klose 70; A.Ayew 54, Gyan 63.
June 22 in Manaus
USA 2 Portugal 2. Goals: Jones 64, Dempsey 81; Nani 5, Varela 90+5.
June 26 in Recife
USA 0 Germany 1. Goal: Mueller 55.
June 26 in Brasilia
Portugal 2 Ghana 1. Goals: own goal 31, Cristiano Ronaldo 80; Gyan 57.

Group H

Standings:
TEAMS W-T-L GF/GA
9 Belgium 3-0-0 4/1
4 Algeria 1-1-1 6/5
2 Russia 0-2-1 2/3
1 South Korea 0-1-1 3/6

Results:
June 17 in Belo Horizonte
Belgium 2 Algeria 1. Goals: Fellaini 70, Mertens 80; Feghouli pen. 25.
June 17 in Cuiaba
Russia 1 South Korea 1. Goals: Kerzhakov 74; Lee Keun-ho 68.
June 22 in Rio de Janeiro
Belgium 1 Russia 0. Goal: Origi 88.
June 22 in Porto Alegre
Algeria 4 South Korea  2. Goals: Slimani 26, Halliche 28, Djabou 38,
Brahimi 62; Son Heung Min 50; Koo Jacheol 72.
June 26 in Sao Paulo
Belgium 1 South Korea 0. Goal: Vertonghen 78.
June 26 in Curitiba
Algeria 1 Russia 1. Goals:  Slimani 60; Kokorin 6.


15 comments
  1. Ginger Peeler
    commented on: June 23, 2014 at 8:13 a.m.
    What's the difference between a margin and a combined margin?

  1. alain borie
    commented on: June 26, 2014 at 3:47 p.m.
    whith love from France ... go go go bro , Hope you will show them ( us )your universality. World is just a cup . Let's share the real way ;)

  1. G O
    commented on: July 3, 2014 at 12:21 a.m.
    Why don't these TV ESPN coverages much feature the match temperatures on the field with actual fahrenheit temperature, humidity at the start of the match and at the start of the second half? That is vital information. We can only assess and place into context the levels of play, sprinting, pace, the number of cutbacks, etc. when we know what the players on the pitch are contending with. Please. How many matches have now kicked off with real field level temperatures at over 85 or 90 degrees already? That explains the pedantic paces of such matches as France-Nigeria and Argentina-Switzerland in the first halves.

  1. Albert Harris
    commented on: July 3, 2014 at 10:21 a.m.
    I think that kind of information is usually mentioned in the commentary so it is possible to miss it, I guess. I agree it is something a good commentator would mention. I hope though that it doesn't become one more "bug" appearing on the screen that we have to peek around to see the action.

  1. G O
    commented on: July 4, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.
    Right, Mr. Harris. Sorry, I did not mean it that way. I also would not want a permanent temperature display on the TV screen, like somewhere near the official match clock. The screen is already too filled with extraneous items. I just mean a field level weather info graphic in the 15 - 20 minutes prior to the start of game walk out & anthems and then one done also 45 seconds or so (and up for just 10 - 12 seconds) prior to the second half kickoff. I think we are seeing a lot of lethargic play and rapidly declining energy in players for the final 15 match minutes for a number of reasons, but a key factor is the debilitating heat/humidity/dew points. This will once more be a favor in the matches hosted in Salvador and Fortaleza.

  1. David V
    commented on: July 6, 2014 at 3:29 p.m.
    ROBBEN = DIVER Here's hoping Arjen quits his theatrical dives... now that Neymar Jr. is gone (sorry his back is broke and all that), Robben is the undisputed diver left in the tournament... I love how Lio Messi always tries to stay up... take a lesson from Lio, Arjen

  1. Vendetta diPirlo
    commented on: July 7, 2014 at 4:11 a.m.
    Rodriguez is incompetent. He kicked Italy out of the WC by expelling Marchisio in the game against Uruguay and did not even card the vampire Suarez - disgusting- worst ref since Moreno in 2002. Maybe his charge now is to kick out Germany. If the Marchisio standard had been applied to Brazil Columbia by the incompetent ref of that game, Brazil would have been down to 2 men by half time and Neymar would not have a broken back when Columbia started to retaliate. Refs must be consistent. FIFA (incompetent and corrupt see Qatar) should allow instant replay review of fouls so that this is the last WC to be ruined by incompetent and inconsistent referring.

  1. David Mozeshtam
    commented on: July 7, 2014 at 7:42 p.m.
    42 years ago was 1972. Was there a WC in 1972 that no one knows about?

  1. David V
    commented on: July 9, 2014 at 7:59 p.m.
    Worst Ref is HOWARD WEBB... do a google search for a photo or movie of "Xabi Alonso Nigel DeJong 2010 WC"... 3 clear red cards in the first quarter of the game in 2010... why is he still here?

  1. Santiago 1314
    commented on: July 10, 2014 at 10:52 a.m.
    Quote from Jurgen Klinsmann in article by Randy Harvey of the Houston Chronicle Sports..7/10/14 pgC1&3….”It makes them feel accountable, not just walk away with a bad performance and nothing happens,” he said. “If you have a bad performance, then people should approach you and tell you that, to make sure that next game is not bad anymore and you step it up.”… The Article is about the National Humiliation that Brazil feels and How (THE USA PLAYERS) don’t have that kind of pressure…***JURGEN*** FIRST, YOU Parked the Bus In-Front of the Goal(Didn’t BELIEVE USA Could Win)… THEN, YOU Re-Arranged the Chairs on the TITANIC(No Sub for Jozy)…and NOW, YOU are Throwing the Players OUT of the Bus, for the Dogs to Eat…<<< THROW YOURSELF OUT >>>…OH, but Knowing you, You will Take a Helicopter Ride Off the Top of the Bus, so you don’t have to face the Wolves…I was for Keeping You, Hoping you would Learn some Humility…But Asking for Fans to Accost the Players and Frighten them into Better Performance!?!?!?…WHAT AN ARROGANT, JERK, PRICK, You are !!!!...What a Hypocrite!!!…YOU Left Germany because YOU couldn’t take the Magnifying Glass that YOU were under and because YOU liked the anonymity that Athletes have in the USA… NOW YOU WANT TO HAVE THE FANS DO YOUR JOB !!!… <<<< Come on SUNIL… Enough is Enough…GET RID OF HIM!!!! >>>> THIS IS AMERICA!!! and WE BELIEVE WE CAN WIN and WE CAN DO IT OUR WAY… so PISS OFF back to Germany…Oh, They don’t want you their either…!!!

  1. Albert Harris
    commented on: July 10, 2014 at 11:07 a.m.
    Santiago: You're posting this rant in every comment section involving the WC. I sympathize with what you're say and I have problems with JK's management "style" too, but enough is enough. Reading the same thing in 3 different comment sections (so far) is a bit much. Post it in the one that seems most applicable and move on. Thank you for understanding. (hopefully)

  1. Santiago 1314
    commented on: July 10, 2014 at 11:47 a.m.
    Sorry Albert, But not Everyone Reads every Blog..

  1. Albert Harris
    commented on: July 12, 2014 at 10:21 a.m.
    Good point. Apology accepted. Just having a crabby day here I guess,,,lol

  1. Gus Keri
    commented on: July 12, 2014 at 1:31 p.m.
    Correction: This is Argentina's 5th final appearance. Record 2-2. They won twice; 1978 and 1986 and lost twice; 1930 and 1990.

  1. Gus Keri
    commented on: July 15, 2014 at 10:38 a.m.
    It should be noted, though, that Neymar finished 3rd on the goal-scoring table, winning the Bronze shoe, ahead of Messi. They were tied on goal and assists but Neymar played less minutes, the next tie-breaker.


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