World Cup 2018 in stats – including total goals scored in Russia

The World Cup is over and France are the world champions for a second time.

Didier Deschamps’ side beat Croatia 4-2 in the final with Mario Mandzukic’s own goal, Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe all helping France lift the trophy and bring down the curtain on an exciting tournament.

France strode through Australia, Peru and Denmark in the group stage before knocking out Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium on their way to the final.

And over the last month, records have been broken, there were plenty of shocks and memories made for one of the best tournaments in the modern era.

Here are all the most important stats and numbers of the World Cup 2018…

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169 – goals scored in the tournament – two short of the all-time record from 1998 and 2014.

6 – England’s Harry Kane took the Golden Boot, two clear of Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Romelu Lukaku, Denis Cheryshev and Cristiano Ronaldo.

27 – Neymar took the most shots in the tournament despite Brazil’s quarter-final exit.

20 – Croatia’s position in the FIFA world rankings, the lowest-ranked nation ever to reach a World Cup final.

26.34million – estimated peak television viewing audience for England’s semi-final against Croatia, with an average audience of 20.2m making it the fourth most-watched England World Cup match ever.

7 – goals in the tournament’s highest-scoring games, Belgium’s 5-2 win over Tunisia and England’s 6-1 rout of Panama in Group G, and France’s 4-3 victory over Argentina in the last 16.

10 – Belgium’s run to third place saw them become only the third World Cup squad with 10 different goalscorers, matching France in 1982 and Italy in 2006.

1 – Spain goalkeeper David de Gea made only one save in his four matches in the tournament, from the seven shots on target he faced. His 14.3 save percentage was the lowest of the 40 keepers to make an appearance.

6.97million – followers for the official @FIFAWorldCup Twitter account.

700,000 – estimated fans who travelled to Russia for the tournament.

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