World Cup logs more than half the record of scoreless draws
AP Nov 24, 2022 13 days ago
South Korea's Son Heung-min, second right, walks to greet Uruguay players at the end of the World Cup group H soccer match between Uruguay and South Korea, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan , Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Poland's Grzegorz Krychowiak (10)
Denmark's Joakim Maehle, left, vies for the ball with Tunisia's Wajdi Kechrida during the World Cup group D soccer match between Denmark and Tunisia, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Croatia's Marcelo Brozovic, left, Morocco's Selim Amallah, Croatia's Dejan Lovren, vie for the ball during the World Cup group F soccer match between Morocco and Croatia at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
There were no scoreless draws in 1930, 1934, 1938, 1950 or 1954. Before the start in Qatar, the World Cup averaged more than two goals per game. The highest average came in 1954, when 140 goals were scored in 26 games at 5.38 per game.
The least prolific scoring World Cup was the 1990 tournament when 115 goals were scored at only 2.21 goals per game.
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