The first sixteen games of the 2010 FIFA World Cup were completed yesterday. Statistics from the games can be found at the Official Web site.
I have been looking at goal scoring and performance in relation to FIFA ranking. In the first round of games there were 25 goals scored.
- In the 16 games played in the first round of games all teams who have scored first have not lost (10 wins and four draws).
- There have been two 0-0 draws: Uruguay v France; Cote d’Ivoire v Portugal
- Four higher ranking teams have lost to lower ranking teams: Greece (v Korea), Serbia (v Ghana), Cameroon (v Japan), Spain (v Switzerland)