The group stage is drawing to a close in what has been a ferocious World Cup that has left us with goals left, right and centre. Twelve braces have been scored, but only three players. — Kylian Mbappé, Cody Gakpo and Enner Valencia — top the Golden Boot with three goals each. The clean sheet leaderboard is getting tight as Harry Kane has reclaimed his spot at the top of the assist leaderboard with three.
Throughout the tournament, we’ll be tracking some of Qatar’s most notable stats, including the race for the Golden Boot and leaders for assists and clean sheets. While you’re at it, sign up here for our new newsletter about the beautiful game in all its glory, including daily updates on the World Cup.
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World Cup statistics
- Games played: 36/64
- Total number of goals scored: 90
- Goals per match: 2.5
- Minutes per goal: 36
- Braces scored: 12
- Hat tricks scored: 0
- Own goals: 0
- Penalty Success Rate: 75% (9/12)
Player stats (ranking)
Morocco has kept a clean sheet twice, but used a different keeper for each. Yassine Bounou against Croatia and Munir Mohand Mohamedi against Belgium.