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World Cup Update 6/22 - Stats

A few favorites struggling out of the gate

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We are currently about half way through the group matchups (24 of 64 matches played) and there have been a few surprises thus far. Disapointing starts include Germany who is 0-1 through one game, and Argentina who is 0-1-1 through two games. Meanwhile Croatia is 2-0, Sweden is 1-0, and Russia is 2-0 with a 7 goal differential!

Christiano Ronaldo still leads all players with 4 goals (three in the first game against Spain and one in the subsequent game against Morocco, essentially he has scored all of their goals. Who would have thought that Denis Cheryshev from Russia would be next with 3 goals (tied with Diego Costa from Spain)! I can only imagine how much his name is being chanted in the streets of Saint Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Saransk, Samara, Volgograd, Sochi and Rostov-on-Don! Further stat diving shows the following numbers: average of 2.2 goals per match with average of 3 yellow cards (72 total yellow cards so far), 1 red card and over 18,000 passes. Russia leads all teams with 8 goals, Argentina leads in attacks with 135, Spain has almost 1,400 passes completed and IR leads with 107 clearance tackles and saves. Denmark Goalie Kasper Schmeichel has 10 saves (most of any team) and Russia’s Aleksandr Golovin has covered the most distance with 25km (15.5 miles). While the upset of Mexico over Germany, Croatia over Argentina and ties between Brazil and Switzerland and Argentina and Iceland were rivoting upsets the best game thus far has been the Portugal Spain tie which was the highest scoring game thus far, Ronald had 3 goals and it showcased the most passes this tournament (997).

Keep your eyes open for a FakeTeams World Cup game which will be starting mid-way through next week!

Below is a summation of what has occurred thus far and a schedule of the group play yet to happen.

World Cup Standings and Fixtures 6.22

FIFA World Cup - Group A Team Played W D L F A GD Pts
FIFA World Cup - Group A Team Played W D L F A GD Pts
1 Russia 2 2 0 0 8 1 7 6
2 Uruguay 2 2 0 0 2 0 2 6
3 Egypt 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3 0
4 Saudi Arabia 2 0 0 2 0 6 -6 0
FIFA World Cup - Group B Team Played W D L F A GD Pts
1 Spain 2 1 1 0 4 3 1 4
2 Portugal 2 1 1 0 4 3 1 4
3 Iran 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
4 Morocco 2 0 0 2 0 2 -2 0
FIFA World Cup - Group C Team Played W D L F A GD Pts
1 France 2 2 0 0 3 1 2 6
2 Denmark 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 4
3 Australia 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 1
4 Peru 2 0 0 2 0 2 -2 0
FIFA World Cup - Group D Team Played W D L F A GD Pts
1 Croatia 2 2 0 0 5 0 5 6
2 Iceland 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
3 Argentina 2 0 1 1 1 4 -3 1
4 Nigeria 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
FIFA World Cup - Group E Team Played W D L F A GD Pts
1 Brazil 2 1 1 0 3 1 2 4
2 Serbia 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
3 Switzerland 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
4 Costa Rica 2 0 0 2 0 3 -3 0
FIFA World Cup - Group F Team Played W D L F A GD Pts
1 Sweden 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
2 Mexico 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
3 Germany 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
4 Korea Republic 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
FIFA World Cup - Group G Team Played W D L F A GD Pts
1 Belgium 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 3
2 England 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
3 Tunisia 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
4 Panama 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0
FIFA World Cup - Group H Team Played W D L F A GD Pts
1 Japan 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
2 Senegal 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
3 Poland 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
4 Colombia 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
World Cup as of 6.22

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