Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Football Facts

WC2010 @ South Africa

1) 145 goals were scored at South Africa 2010, the lowest of any FIFA WC since the tournament switched to a 64-game format

2) 261 fouls were committed at South Africa 2010, down significantly on Germany 2006's tally of 346

3) 9 hrs and 19 minutes without conceding enabled Switzerland to set a new FIFA WC record, surpassing Italy's 550 Minutes.

4) England's David James was the most senior player of the 2010 FIFA WC at 39 years old.

5) Spain's No 7, David Villa was 1 of the 5 top scorers in
South Africa 2010, on 5 goals but lost out on the golden boots due to the new assists rule.

6) England's No 8, Frank Lampard never scored in any World Cup finals he had ever played in.

7) Denmark's Cristian Eriksen was
South Africa 2010's youngest player at 18 years and 120 days old.

8) 669 passes were attempted by Xavi during the tournament, 104 more than his nearest challenger, Bastian Schweinsteiger.

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