FIFA Under-17 World Cup in numbers

The England team with the FIFA Under-17 World Cup.   -  K. R. Deepak

13,47,133: Total attendance recorded across six venues and 52 games, making this edition the most-attended U-17 World Cup in history, bettering the mark of 12,30,976 set in the first edition of the tournament in China in 1985.

66,684: The number of fans who attended the block-buster England-Spain final in Kolkata’s Salt Late Stadium.

2,431: The distance, in kilometres, between Kochi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium in Guwahati, which is the farthest recorded distance between two venues in the tournament’s history.

184: The number of attempts made by Mali. The side scored 16 goals — all from open play — at a tournament average of 67.8.

183: The number of goals scored, which is a new record for the most goals scored at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, surpassing the previous best of 172 achieved in the UAE in 2013.

95: The number of yellow cards issued to Mali, which committed 95 fouls and conceded three penalties.

52: The total number of games played to crown one eventual winner: England.

29: The number of saves made by Brazil’s Gabriel Brazao at a save rate of 85.3%, which gave him the Golden Glove award. He let in only five goals in seven games.

23: The number of goals scored by the English team on its way to clinching the title. It averaged over three goals per game.

14: The number of goals conceded by Honduras, making it the most by any team.

8: The number of goals scored by England striker Rhian Brewster, which gave him the coveted Golden Boot award. He was followed by Mali’s Lassana Ndiaye and Spanish striker Abel Ruiz with six goals each.

7: The number of goals scored in a goal-fest of a final between England and Spain, making it a new record. The previous best was in 1995 when Ghana won 3-2 against Brazil.

6: The number of own-goals conceded in the tournament. Paraguay’s captain, Alexis Duarte, put two into his own net against New Zealand, a game which Paraguay went on to miraculously win 4-2.

5: The number of assists made by France’s influential play-maker Yacine Adli, the most in the tournament.

4: The number of yellow cards issued to Brazil, which led to it securing the Fairplay award. It is the least number of bookings received by a team which had played five or more matches.

3: The number of times two teams from the same football confederation faced off in the U-17 World Cup final. The previous two instances were when Nigeria faced Ghana in 1993 and more recently, when Nigeria faced Mali in the 2015 final.

3: The number of teams that made their debut at the World Cup: India, Niger and New Caledonia.

3: The number of goals conceded by Ghana in its five games, making it the side to concede the least number of goals.

2: The time (in minutes) taken by Paraguay’s Alan Rodriguez to score the fastest goal of the tournament — a spectacular free-kick, which found the left-top corner of the New Zealand goal.

1: The number of times India has held a FIFA tournament.

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