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Goals Scored at 2010 FIFA World Cup Venues

145 goals were scored in the 64 games of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. 44 of these goals were scored in the sixteen Knockout Games and 101 goals were scored in the forty-eight Group Games. (Not included in this total are goals scored from penalties in shoot outs: 8 penalty goals were scored in Game 55, 6 goals were scored in Game 58.) This is a link to the players who have scored goals at the tournament. This a link to the FIFA web page for teams and their goals scored. 32 nations participated in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. After all 64...

Analysing Performance at the 2010 FIFA World Cup

There will be many performance analysis projects that focus on the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. I tracked two performance parameters at this tournament: The outcome of scoring the first goal in a game. The relationship between FIFA ranking (May 2010) and game outcome. These are the results: Team that scores first (game count = 64): Wins Draws Loses 46 8 3 Note: Game 58 Uruguay v Ghana ended in a 1-1 draw after extra time. It is recorded here as a draw. Exceptions 0 – 0 Draws Uruguay v France Cote d'Ivoire v Portugal England v Algeria Paraguay v New Zealand Portugal v Brazil Switzerland v Honduras Paraguay v Japan Note: the Final between Netherlands and...