#WWC2015 Knockout Stage

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Eight games have been played in the Knockout Stage of the 2015 Women’s Football World Cup in Canada.

 19 goals have been scored. (6 first half, 13 second half.) By game interval, the scoring pattern has been:

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The higher FIFA ranked team has won 7 of the 8 games played. The exception is: Brazil (7) lost to Australia (10).

The team that scores first has won 7 of the 8 games played. The exception is Norway who scored first against a higher FIFA ranked team (England) and lost.

Ball in play times for the seven Knockout games have been:

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The range of ball in play time ranges from Japan v Netherlands 63 minutes to the USA v Colombia game, 41 minutes.

I am compiling my data here.

Photo Credit

Eating poutine and cheering on Canada at the Women’s World Cup (Stephanie Yoder, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The Knockout Stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup

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Introduction

The Knockout Stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup commenced with Game 49, Brazil v Chile on 28 June at the Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte.

Goals Scored

35 goals were scored in 16 games.

Elo Ratings

Eight higher Elo Ratings teams scored the first goal and won (Colombia v Uruguay; France v Nigeria; Germany v Algeria; Argentina v Switzerland; Germany v France; Brazil v Colombia; Argentina v Belgium; Germany v Argentina).

One higher Elo Ratings team scored the first goal and drew 1v1 (Brazil v Chile). The higher ratings team won the penalty shoot out.

Two higher Elo Ratings teams drew 0v0 (Netherlands v Costa Rica; Argentina v Netherlands) and won the penalty shoot out.

Three lower Elo Ratings teams scored the first goal and won (Belgium v USA; Germany v Brazil; Netherlands v Brazil)

One lower Elo Ratings team scored the first goal and drew 1v1 (Costa Rica v Greece). The lower ratings team won the penalty shoot out.

One lower Elo Ratings team scored the first goal and lost (Mexico v Netherlands).

Goals Scored in 15 Minute Blocks

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Penalty Shoot Out

There have been four penalty shoot outs (Match 49, Brazil v Chile; Match 52, Costa Rica v Greece; Match 59, Netherlands v Costa Rica; Match 62, Uruguay v Netherlands).

Photo Credit

Estadio Beira-Rio (Filipe Casthilos, CC BY-ND 2.0)

RWC2011: Knockout Games

The 2011 Rugby World Cup (RWC 2011) Knockout Stage commenced on 8 October and concluded on 23 October.

Eight teams progressed to the Knockout Stage in the Tournament. The IRB Rankings (5 September 2011) of these teams were: New Zealand (1);  Australia (2); South Africa (3); France (4); England (5); Wales (6); Ireland (8); Argentina (9).

Winners

The higher IRB ranked team has won 8 games out of the 8 games played (Wales (6) defeated Ireland (8); France (4) defeated England (5); Australia (2) defeated South Africa (3); New Zealand (1) defeated Argentina (9); France (4) defeated Wales (6); New Zealand (1) defeated Australia (2); Australia (2) defeated Wales (6); New Zealand (1) defeated France (4)).

Wales scored the first converted try, were leading at half time and won (defeated Ireland).

France scored the first try, were leading at half time and won (defeated England). France were leading at half time and won the game (against Wales) and did not score a try (Wales scored the only try of the game in the second half).

Australia scored the first (and only try of the game), were leading at half time and won (defeated South Africa). Australia scored the first converted try of the game, were leading at half time and won (defeated Wales).

New Zealand did not score the first converted try, did not score a try in the first half but were winning at half time and won the game (defeated Argentina). New Zealand scored the only try of the game in the first half, were leading at half time and won the game (against Australia). New Zealand scored the first try, were winning at half time and won the game (defeated France).

Winning Margins

23 New Zealand v Argentina

13 New Zealand v Australia

12 Wales v Ireland

7 France v England

3 Australia v Wales

2 Australia v South Africa

1 France v Wales

1 New Zealand v France

Tries Scored

20 tries have been scored in 8 games played. The try scorers were:

First Half (8 tries scored)

02:25 Shane Williams (Wales v Ireland)

05:39 Ma’a Nonu (New Zealand v Australia)

10:56 James Horwill (Australia v South Africa)

11:21 Berrick Barnes (Australia v Wales)

14:12 Tony Woodcock (New Zealand v France)

21:32 Vincent Clerc (France v England)

30:07 Maxime Médard (France v England)

30:12 Julio Farias Cabello (Argentina v New Zealand)

Second Half (12 tries scored)

44:20 Keith Earls (Ireland v Wales)

46:51 Thierry Dusautoir (France v New Zealand)

48:50 Shane Williams (Wales v Australia)

50:51 Mike Phillips (Wales v Ireland)

54:30 Ben Foden (England v France)

58:02 Mike Phillips (Wales v France)

63:42 Jonathan Davies (Wales v Ireland)

66:22 Kieran Read (New Zealand v Argentina)

75:39 Ben McCalman (Australia v Wales)

76:37 Mark Cueto (England v France)

76:54 Brad Thorn (New Zealand v Argentina)

82:45 Leigh Halfpenny (Wales v Australia)

Referees

Craig Joubert (Ireland v Wales, Australia v New Zealand, France v New Zealand)

Steve Walsh (England v France)

Bryce Lawrence (South Africa v Australia)

Nigel Owens (New Zealand v Argentina)

Alain Roland (Wales v France)

Wayne Barnes (Wales v Australia)

Photo Credit

Matfield’s Ball

Kickoff Sunset