#WWC2015 Group Games

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All thirty-six Group games have been completed at the 2015 Women’s Football World Cup in Canada.

107 goals have been scored. (53 first half, 54 second half.)

There have been two 0v0 draws (Canada v New Zealand; USA v Sweden).

The team that scored first has won 23 of the 36 games played.

The team that scored first has not lost in 31 of the 34 games in which a goal was scored. The exceptions are: Cote D’Ivoire scored the first goal against a higher FIFA ranked team (Thailand) and lost; Switzerland scored first against a lower ranked team (Cameroon) and lost; Spain scored first against a lower ranked team (Korea Republic) and lost.

The higher FIFA ranked team has won 21 of the 36 games played. The exceptions are drawn games: Sweden (5) drew with Nigeria (33); Spain (14) drew with Costa Rica (37); Mexico (25) drew with Colombia (28); Germany (1) drew with Norway (11); Canada (8) drew with New Zealand (17); USA (2) drew with Sweden (5); Korea Republic (18) drew with Costa Rica (37); Canada (8) drew with Netherlands (12); China (16) drew with New Zealand (17); Sweden (5) drew with Australia (10). Higher ranked team defeated: Ecuador (48) lost to Cameroon (53); Netherlands (12) lost to China (16); France (3) lost to Colombia (28); Switzerland (19) lost to Cameroon (53); Spain (14) lost to Korea Republic (18).

My record of the Group games can be found here.

Goals scored by game interval in the Group Stage are:

36

Secondary data from the tournament include a notional ball in play figure in minutes. To date, the official record of ball in play time is:

36 BiP

After thirty-six Group games, the Brazil v Korea Republic and Japan v Cameroon games have had the longest ball in play time, 59 minutes. The shortest ball in play time has been in the Canada v New Zealand game, 41 minutes.

Photo Credit

FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 – Edmonton (IQRemix, CC BY-SA 2.0)

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