The round of 16 is complete in what has been a wild World Cup that has gifted us with goals scored left, right and center. One hat trick has been scored, and it was from an unlikely source, with Goncalo Ramos finding the net three times as he replaced Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal’s starting lineup. Fifteen braces have been scored, and the latest saw Kylian Mbappe power France to the last eight of the tournament with a 3-1 victory over Poland. That brace put Mbappe in the driver’s seat for the World Cup Golden Boot
Jordan Pickford sits alone atop the clean sheet leaderboard while Harry Kane and Bruno Fernandes top the assist leaderboard with three. Nayef Aguerd has also taken the dubious record of scoring the first own goal of this World Cup but was quickly joined by Manuel Neuer as Germany crashed out at the group stage despite defeating Costa Rica 4-2.
Throughout the tournament, we will be tracking some of the most notable stats in Qatar, including the race for the Golden Boot and leaders for assists and clean sheets. While you’re at it, sign up for our new newsletter covering the beautiful game in all its glory, including daily updates about the World Cup, here.
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World Cup statistics
- Matches played: 56/64
- Total goals scored: 148
- Goals per match: 2.64
- Minutes per goal: 34.1
- Braces scored: 15
- Hat tricks scored: 1
- Own goals: 3
- Penalty kick success rate: 68.8% (11/16)
Player stats (leaderboard)