At Syndeo Group, we are all about numbers, but it doesn’t always have to be about income and expenses. To celebrate the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ we will be posting interesting stats about “The Beautiful Game” throughout the tournament. Follow us on Facebook to get the daily stat and other updates.
Day 13: A look at the head to head of nations that have played each other six times.
|Day 12: The most goals scored by a losing side (greater than 2). In 1954, a Group 2 match saw Germany FR defeated by Hungary 3-8. Germany went on to defeat Hungary in the final that year 3-2.|
|Day 11: Given that tonight, game 2 of the 2018 Holden State of Origin will be played, we thought we would post some inter-code stats. Since the beginning of the SOO in 1980, Germany has finished in a top four position 7 times. GO THE MAROONS!|
|Day 10: Of the 825 matches played, there have been 12 matches where the contestants have met a total of 6 times. We will have a closer look at these teams in the coming days.|
|Day 9: 825 matches played from 1930 to 2014. 74% ended with a result in regular time.|
|Day 8: 82.5% of finalists have won their first game in each tournament.|
|Day 7: 3 nations can boast a 100% win rate.|
|Day 6: To win some, you have to lose some. Ranked at #1, Germany has experienced 4 final defeats.|
|Day 5: Only 2 teams have won consecutive finals.|
|Day 4: We continue our look at host nations. 6 times a nation has hosted and won|
|Day 3: Here is something to ponder whilst you prepare to belt out Daryl Braithwaite’s “Horses” with your mates tonight. Go the Socceroos!|
7 times a host nation has not participated in the proceeding finals. That is an average of 33%!
|Day 2: A look at the population growth of the host nations. Is there a connection with Argentina’s win in 1978 and the increase in population growth the year after?|
|Day 1: Here is one to kick it off (pun intended)|