#Russia2018: In Numbers: The World Cup’s frivolous facts and figures summed up
It's not a World Cup until you've chewed over all the numbers.
After a whirlwind 64 matches, the 2018 World Cup ended like it started: with a glut of goals as France secured their second title with a 4-2 win over Croatia. Luka Modric earned himself the player of the tournament award, Harry Kane the Golden Boot and Thibaut Courtois the Golden Glove. Six The number of goals scored by Golden Boot winner Harry Kane. 2.64 The average number of goals at this year's tournament, a touch less than the 2.67 average in 2014. Six The number of goals scored in the final, the most in a final of the tournament since 1966, when England beat West Germany 4-2. Ten The total number of braces scored at the tournament, less than the 14 scored at the 2014 edition. 22 The number of penalties scored out of the 29 awarded. Seven The number of penalties missed or saved. 12 The number of own goals. 97 The stoppage time minute of the tournament's latest goal. Neymar holds that honour. 16 The number of goals scored by Belgium. 0 Egypt's total points tally in all World Cups. Ever. 219 The number of yellow cards at the World Cup. 49651 Total number of passes completed in the entire tournament. 301 Croatia's total clearances, tackles and saves. 27 Neymar's attempts on goal for his total of two goals. 72 Total distance in kilometres covered by Croatia's Ivan Perišić. 55 Paul Pogba's total touches in the final. Nine The number of goals scored in the 90th minute or later (excluding extra-time), more than in any previous edition of the competition. One The number of goalless draws at the tournament. 73 The number of goals scored through set-piece situations, the highest percentage since 1966. 8378169816167316 The estimated number of times somebody complained about seeing (and hearing) that Three Little Birds advert. Here it is, for the last time, hopefully never to be repeated again: DM