World Cup 2018 stats: What the numbers say ahead of the semis

A summary of the World Cup's key stats ahead of the semi-final games, which will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday

Ahram Online , Tuesday 10 Jul 2018,
Soccer Football - World Cup - Quarter Final - Brazil vs Belgium - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - July 6, 2018 Belgium's Romelu Lukaku in action with Brazil's Fernandinho and Paulinho REUTERS

* Belgium have the strongest attack in the tournament so far, having scored 14 goals in five matches, three ahead of England who have scored 11 goals.

* England striker Harry Kane leads the scorers' chart with 6 goals to his name. Only Belgium's Romelu Lukaku remains in the hunt to overtake Kane, having scored four goals. 

* Croatia have the worst disciplinary record, having collected 12 yellow cards over the past five games.

* England were awarded the most number of penalty kicks, having earned 3 that were all converted by Harry Kane.

* Russia have committed the most fouls in the tournament so far with 95 fouls, far ahead of second-placed Croatia who committed 78.

* Brazil have registered the most goal attempts in the tournament, having shot 103 times including 33 on target.

* 28 penalties have been awarded at the tournament, eclipsing the record tally of 18 penalties recorded in 2002.

*11 own goals have been scored in Russia, breaking the record of six registered in France 1998.


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