2014 FIFA WC: Vital statistics after match day 3

General statistics after match day 3
-Total number of matches played so far: 8
-The total number of goals scored after 8 games: 25 goals, which is an average of 3.1 per game. In the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the first 8 games produced 13 goals, which is an average of 1.6 per game.

-The first goal of the ongoing tournament was scored by Marcello of Brazil in the 11 minute for Croatia, becoming the first own goal in the opening game of the World Cup.

-The first player to score a brace is Neymar of Brazil

-The fastest goal in the tournament so far was scored by Pablo Armero of Calombia in the 5 minute against Greece

-A total of 21 yellow cards have been shown in 8 games

-Maxi Pereira is the first player to be sent off (red card) and is the only player so far in the tournament

-Marco Ureña has scored the fastest goal by a substitute in the tournament, scoring in just 90 seconds after coming on

-The nation with the highest number of goals: Netherlands with 5 goals

-The nation with most goals conceded: Spain with 5 goals

Statistics on only match day 3
-Costa Rica beat Uruguay three goals to one to earn their first ever win against the two times World champions in 8 matches

-Costa Rica also secured their first World Cup victory against a South American opposition

-England lost 1-2 to Italy in their opening group ‘D’ game, which is their second loss in their opening World Cup games, since 1962. They last lost a group game in 1986 against Portugal.

-Wayne Rooney is without a World Cup goal in 10 games.

– Ivory Coast won their first World Cup opener in three attempts, by beating Japan by 2 goals to one.

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