Statistical highlights: 122 goals, 158 yellow cards and more

Neymar had the most goal attempts for a player in the group stage of the ongoing FIFA World Cup.

Neymar scored one goal for Brazil (against Costa Rica) in the group stage of the tournament.

The group stage of the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia ended with a total of 122 goals being scored in 48 matches, 14 fewer than the tally (136) at the same stage in the tournament's 2014 edition. 

Here are a few statistical highlights of the group stage this year

Top 3 scorers

5 — Harry Kane, England 

4 — Romelu Lukaku, Belgium

4 — Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal 

Number crunching

2.5 — Average goals per match

158 — Yellow cards

3 — Red cards

36,348 — Passes completed

757.2 — Average passes per match 


Top goals — 8, Belgium

Best passing — 2,089

Spain Best attacking — 252

Germany Best defending — 149 clearances, tackles and saves 


Most attempts — 17, Neymar, Brazil

Most distance covered — 36km, Christian Eriksen, Denmark

Most passes completed — 310, Toni Kroos, Germany 

Most saves — 17, Guillermo Ochoa, Mexico 


Top goals — 7  (Belgium beats Tunisia 5-2) 

Most attempts — 31 (Belgium vs Tunisia)

Disciplinary — 8 cards (Belgium vs Panama)

Passes completed — 997 (Portugal vs Spain)

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