2014 FIFA World Cup Group Games: Round 1

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Round 1 of the Group stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup was completed on 17 June.

In Round 1:

  • 49 goals were scored (20 First Half, 29 Second Half).
  • 3 own goals
  • 6 penalties
  • 16 different referees
  • 425 free kicks conceded
  • 40 yellow cards
  • 2 red cards
  • Two higher Elo Ratings teams scored first and lost (Spain v Netherlands; Uruguay v Costa Rica)
  • The team that scored first has not lost in nine of the fifteen games in which goals were scored.
  • Four lower Elo Ratings team have scored the first goal of the game and lost (Croatia v Brazil; Japan v Cote d’Ivoire; Ecuador v Switzerland; Algeria v Belgium).

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