Watch: All 122 World Cup goals in two minutes

Here's every goal scored during 2018 World Cup group stage, an average of 2.5 goals per game. The 2014 World Cup ended with a 2.67 average, the highest since goals came at the same rate in 1998. Not since 1958 has the average hit three goals per game.

World Cup goals per game averages
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
2018: 2.54 (after 48 of 64 games played)

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