The FIFA World Cup 2022 has seen some edge-of-the-seat soccer motion with a complete of 161 targets scored in 61 matches until the quarter-finals, averaging 2.63 targets per match. It’s the fifth-highest variety of targets scored in a single World Cup already because the event heads into the semi-finals.
Spain recorded the largest win at Qatar 2022 with a 7-0 thrashing of Costa Rica of their opening group match adopted by Portugal’s 6-1 win over Switzerland within the spherical of 16 and England’s 6-2 drubbing of Iran within the group stage.
Curiously, England (13 targets) and Portugal (12) additionally led the chart of essentially the most targets scored by groups at FIFA World Cup 2022 earlier than the semi-finals however had been knocked out of the competitors. Lionel Messi’s Argentina have netted 12 targets and are joint-second.
France, who’ve the companies of Golden Boot front-runner Kylian Mbappe, are subsequent on the desk with 11 targets.
The report for the entire targets in a single version of a World Cup is 171. It occurred twice, first at France 1998 after which once more at Brazil 2014.
The primary time a World Cup produced 100 targets was at Switzerland 1954 – with 140. Since Spain 1982, all World Cups have produced a minimum of 100 targets. The bottom since then was 115 throughout Italy 1990.
With two semi-finals, a third-place match, and the all-important closing to be performed on December 18, Qatar 2022 might want to produce 11 extra targets to overhaul France 1998 and Brazil 2014.
Curiously, the primary two editions of the World Cup, hosted by Uruguay in 1930 and Italy in 1934, noticed an equivalent 70 targets every.