I have been monitoring penalty shoot outs in a range of football competitions.
My most recent example is the penalty shoot out in the 2015 Women’s World Cup between Germany and France.
My record of the ten penalties taken can be found here.
The video I used to review the shoot out was not of high quality. From what I saw, all the penalties taken were goalkeeper independent.
Both teams were successful in their third and fourth penalties.
The team that took the first penalty won the shoot out. It was the higher ranked team too.
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:
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:
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.
Eating poutine and cheering on Canada at the Women’s World Cup (Stephanie Yoder, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
The Group Stage has been completed at the 2015 Women’s Football World Cup in Canada.
36 games were played.
107 goals were scored. (53 first half, 54 second half.) By game interval, the scoring pattern was:
There were 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: 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 higher FIFA ranked team did not lose in 31 of the 36 games played.
Japan and Brazil won all their Group games.
Cameroon (FIFA rank 53) won 2 of its Group C 3 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.
Ball in play times for the Group games were:
FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada June 12th, 2015 (GoToVan, CC BY 2.0)