5 MIND BLOWING World Cup Facts

5 MIND BLOWING World Cup Facts

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After Croatia beat Japan on penalties, the last seven World Cup penalties should it have all been won by the team that shoots second.

Olivier Giroud scored his 52nd goal for the French national team. he overtook Thierry Henry to become the top goal scorer in France football history.

At World Cups, Messi and Maradona have both created exactly 67 chances.

For both of them, exactly 48 of those were also from open play, they both have exactly 103 touches in the opposition box at World Cups.

Kai Walkers wore the same shin pads for 18 years, since he was 14.

After Brazil brought on their third choice Keeper in the 80th minute of their 4-1 victory over South Korea,

they became the first side in World Cup history to use every member of their 26-man squad.

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