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MAJOR FIFA WORLD CUP RECORD BROKEN AT QATAR 2022


MAJOR FIFA WORLD CUP RECORD BROKEN AT QATAR 2022 BY 11IC BLOG
MOST GOALS SCORED IN THE TOURNAMENT

Despite also setting an equal record number of draws at the tournament with seven, Qatar 2022 became the highest scoring FIFA World Cup in history with the total of 142 goals netted across the 64 matches.

Six of the matches saw total of six goals and more scored including the 3-3 thriller between the Serbia and Cameroon in the Group G and heart stopping final which Argentina won 4-2 over penalties after a match with France.

FIRST HOST NATION TO LOSE IN OPENING MATCH AND OTHER TOURNAMENT MATCHES - QATAR

2022 World Cup host Qatar seemed to create more and unwanted history in the tournament. The AFC Affiliates set a 92 year first with their 2-0 loss to Ecuador first at Qatar 2022, becoming the first ever host nation to lose in their opening match, while the following losses to Netherlands and Senegal sealed in their history making, winless fate.

They were also only the second team in the tournament’s history to exit in the group stage, following South Africa’s respectable third-placed finish in 2010.

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES - BRAZIL

Despite the being favorite for many subsequently dissapointing in Qatar via their quarter-final exit to Croatia on penalties, Brazil retained title of nation with most appearances in World Cup 2022.
They stand as the only country to appear in all 22 editions of the prestigious tournament.

PLAYER WITH MOST APPEARANCES AND TOURNAMENT ASSISTS - LIONEL MESSI

The Argentina captain surpassed Germany Lothar Matheus and Miroslav Klose and also Italy Paolo Maldini as the player with mist appearances at the World Cup finals with 26. Messi finished one goal shy of Golden Boot winner Kylian Mbappe of France with seven, but took home the Golden Ball for second time in his career after the football superstar famous victory in the final.

The 35 year old also put himself among elite company in the form of Pele and Diego Maradona equal the assist tally at the tournament with the eight goal assists across five different tournaments.

MOST GOALS SCORED IN FINAL AND FINAL MATCHES OVERALL - KYLIAN MBAPPE

Paris Saint-Germain man smashed the previous record of goals cored by single player in World Cup final, surpassing Brazilian Ronaldo's 2022 record of 12 minutes between goals, but another milestone with his third as he became only second player in the history to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final after the England legend Geoff Hurst in 1966.

MOST TOURNAMENT SCORED IN – CRISTIANO RONALDO

Although the 37-year-old’s Qatar 2022 ended on a sour note with Portugal’s quarter-final exit to Morocco and dramas surrounding his positioning on the Portuguese bench for long periods of the tournament, it started off convincingly with a goal in their opening group win over Ghana.

The opening strike in the 3-2 win meant that Ronaldo became the first and only player the net a goal across five different tournaments, finding the back of the net in each of the 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 and 2022 tournaments.

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