2014 World Cup review in numbers

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1958 - The last time England crashed out in the first round of the World Cup

171 - The total number of goals scored at the 2014 FIFA World Cup (2.7 a game)

12 - Spain became the third side in 12 years to win the tournament and go out in the group stage 4 years later. (France 2002, Italy 2010)

83,957 - The distance in metres Thomas Mueller covered in the tournament 

1 - Germany became the first European team to win the World Cup trophy in the Americas

10 - The total number of red cards in the tournament (lowest since 1986)

186 - The average height of the German team was 186 cm the highest (if you'll pardon the pun) in the tournament 

19 - France averaged 19 shots per game, the highest of any team. They also boasted the most shots on target per game with 7.2. 

16 - Miroslav Klose became the all time leading World Cup goal scorer with 16 goals

4 - Juan Cuadrado created the most goals at the tournament with 4 assists

85 - The number of throw ins taken by Pablo Zabaleta in Brazil

91 - Quite incredibly Per Mertesacker completed 91% of his 435 passes, that's better accuracy than Andrea Pirlo

53,583 - Total Number of passes at the tournament

6 - Asamoah Gyan became Africa's all time leading scorer with 6 goals 

50 - PSG spent £50 million on David Luiz, that makes him the most expensive defender in history... 

12.09 - BBC drew in 12.09 million people to their coverage of the FIFA World Cup final, ITV saw figures of just 2.86 million

11 - The player who won the most tackles in the tournament was, guess who...? Wrong it was Chelsea and Brazil's Oscar. That's right 5 ft 11 inch tall Oscar!

38.5 - Manuel Neuer covered a total distance of 38.5 km, that's more than Cristiano Ronaldo! Sweeper Keeper!

12+ - Only 3 teams have conceded more than 12 goals in the current World Cup format, Saudi Arabia (12), North Korea (12, don't tell them) and Brazil (14)

6 - James Rodriguez's 6 goals gave him the World Cup golden boot

7 - The last 16 match between Greece and Costa Rica was the most ill-disciplined with 7 cards (6 yellow and 1 red)

13.3 - The widely considered worst team of the tournament, Cameroon, managed more shots per match (13.3) than England (13). Embarrassing.  

0 - Chelsea's £32 million man Diego Costa didn't manage a single shot on target in Brazil

48 - Should England qualify for the 2018 World Cup they will be bidding to end over 50 years of "hurt". They last won the World Cup 48 years ago

29 - It took Germany just 29 minutes to score 5 goals against Brazil in the World Cup semi-final 

6 - Mexico have been knocked out of the World Cup at the second round stage for 6 tournaments in a row. Cursed!

29 - Clint Dempsey opened the scoring against Ghana just 29 seconds after kick-off, the fastest goal of the tournament 

43 - Just 3 days after turning 43 Colombia goalkeeper, Faryd Mondragón, became the oldest World Cup player ever after he was subbed on in the final minutes against Japan

618,725 - The number of tweets per minute during the final between Germany and Argentina about the game

9 - Honduras haven't won any of their 9 FIFA World Cup games in history

21 - Keylor Navas saved 21 out of 23 shots on target for Costa Rica

And finally, arguably the most incredible stat of the tournament

244 - The number of passes completed by Germany golden glove winner Manuel Neuer, more, unbelievably, than Lionel Messi himself.

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