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These are the statistics for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which is taking place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018.

Goals scored from penalty shoot-outs are not counted, and matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.


There have been 169 goals scored in 64 matches, for an average of 2.64 goals per match. Players highlighted in bold are still active in the competition.

Twelve own goals have been scored during the tournament, breaking the record of six set in 1998.

6 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Source: FIFA


2 assists

1 assist

Source: FIFA






Wins and losses

Match awards

Man of the Match

Rank Name Team Opponent Awards
1 Griezmann, AntoineAntoine Griezmann  France Australia (GS), Uruguay (QF), Croatia (F) 3
Hazard, EdenEden Hazard  Belgium Tunisia (GS), Japan (R16), England (TP)
Kane, HarryHarry Kane  England Tunisia (GS), Panama (GS), Colombia (R16)
Modric, LukaLuka Modrić  Croatia Nigeria (GS), Argentina (GS), Russia (QF)
5 Cheryshev, DenisDenis Cheryshev  Russia Saudi Arabia (GS), Egypt (GS) 2
Coutinho, PhilippePhilippe Coutinho  Brazil Switzerland (GS), Costa Rica (GS)
Mbappe, KylianKylian Mbappé  France Peru (GS), Argentina (R16)
Ronaldo, CristianoCristiano Ronaldo  Portugal Spain (GS), Morocco (GS)
Suarez, LuisLuis Suárez  Uruguay Saudi Arabia (GS), Russia (GS)
10 Akinfeev, IgorIgor Akinfeev  Russia Spain (R16) 1
Augustinsson, LudwigLudwig Augustinsson  Sweden Mexico (GS)
Badelj, MilanMilan Badelj  Croatia Iceland (GS)
Bednarek, JanJan Bednarek  Poland Japan (GS)
Ben Youssef, FakhreddineFakhreddine Ben Youssef  Tunisia Panama (GS)
Carrillo, AndreAndré Carrillo  Peru Australia (GS)
Cavani, EdinsonEdinson Cavani  Uruguay Portugal (R16)
Cho, Hyun-wooCho Hyun-woo  Korea Republic Germany (GS)
Costa, DiegoDiego Costa  Spain Iran (GS)
De Bruyne, KevinKevin De Bruyne  Belgium Brazil (QF)
Dzemaili, BlerimBlerim Džemaili   Switzerland Costa Rica (GS)
El-Shenawy, MohamedMohamed El-Shenawy  Egypt Uruguay (GS)
Eriksen, ChristianChristian Eriksen  Denmark Australia (GS)
Forsberg, EmilEmil Forsberg  Sweden Switzerland (R16)
Granqvist, AndreasAndreas Granqvist  Sweden South Korea (GS)
Halldorsson, HannesHannes Þór Halldórsson  Iceland Argentina (GS)
Harit, AmineAmine Harit  Morocco Iran (GS)
Hernandez, JavierJavier Hernández  Mexico South Korea (GS)
Isco, Isco  Spain Morocco (GS)
Januzaj, AdnanAdnan Januzaj  Belgium England (GS)
Kante, NgoloN'Golo Kanté  France Denmark (GS)
Kolarov, AleksandarAleksandar Kolarov  Serbia Costa Rica (GS)
Lozano, HirvingHirving Lozano  Mexico Germany (GS)
Lukaku, RomeluRomelu Lukaku  Belgium Panama (GS)
Mane, SadioSadio Mané  Senegal Japan (GS)
Messi, LionelLionel Messi  Argentina Nigeria (GS)
Mina, YerryYerry Mina  Colombia Senegal (GS)
Musa, AhmedAhmed Musa  Nigeria Iceland (GS)
Neymar, Neymar  Brazil Mexico (R16)
Niang, M'BayeM'Baye Niang  Senegal Poland (GS)
Osako, YuyaYuya Osako  Japan Colombia (GS)
Paulinho, Paulinho  Brazil Serbia (GS)
Perisic, IvanIvan Perišić  Croatia England (SF)
Pickford, JordanJordan Pickford  England Sweden (QF)
Poulsen, YussufYussuf Poulsen  Denmark Peru (GS)
Quaresma, RicardoRicardo Quaresma  Portugal Iran (GS)
Reus, MarcoMarco Reus  Germany Sweden (GS)
Rodriguez, JamesJames Rodríguez  Colombia Poland (GS)
Salah, MohamedMohamed Salah  Egypt Saudi Arabia (GS)
Schmeichel, KasperKasper Schmeichel  Denmark Croatia (R16)
Shaqiri, XherdanXherdan Shaqiri   Switzerland Serbia (GS)
Umtiti, SamuelSamuel Umtiti  France Belgium (SF)

Clean sheets

Rank Name Team Opponent Awards
1 Alisson, Alisson  Brazil Costa Rica (GS), Serbia (GS), Mexico (R16) 3
Courtois, ThibautThibaut Courtois  Belgium Panama (GS), England (GS), England (TP)
Lloris, HugoHugo Lloris  France Peru (GS), Uruguay (QF), Belgium (SF)
Muslera, FernandoFernando Muslera  Uruguay Egypt (GS), Saudi Arabia (GS), Russia (GS)
Olsen, RobinRobin Olsen  Sweden South Korea (GS), Mexico (GS), Switzerland (R16)
6 Ospina, DavidDavid Ospina  Colombia Poland (GS), Senegal (GS) 2
Schmeichel, KasperKasper Schmeichel  Denmark Peru (GS), France (GS)
Subasic, DanijelDanijel Subašić  Croatia Nigeria (GS), Argentina (GS)
9 Akinfeev, IgorIgor Akinfeev  Russia Saudi Arabia (GS) 1
Beiranvand, AlirezaAlireza Beiranvand  Iran Morocco (GS)
de Gea, DavidDavid de Gea  Spain Iran (GS)
Fabianski, LukaszŁukasz Fabiański  Poland Japan (GS)
Gallese, PedroPedro Gallese  Peru Australia (GS)
Jo, Hyeon-wooJo Hyeon-woo  Korea Republic Germany (GS)
Mandanda, SteveSteve Mandanda  France Denmark (GS)
Ochoa, GuillermoGuillermo Ochoa  Mexico Germany (GS)
Patricio, RuiRui Patrício  Portugal Morocco (GS)
Pickford, JordanJordan Pickford  England Sweden (QF)
Stojkovic, VladimirVladimir Stojković  Serbia Costa Rica (GS)
Uzoho, FrancisFrancis Uzoho  Nigeria Iceland (GS)


Quick facts for kids
2018 FIFA World Cup
Чемпионат мира по футболу FIFA 2018
Chempionat mira po futbolu FIFA 2018
France champion of the Football World Cup Russia 2018.jpg
France with the World Cup trophy.
Tournament details
Host country Russia
Dates 14 June – 15 July
Teams 32 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) 12 (in 11 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  France (2nd title)
Runners-up  Croatia
Third place  Belgium
Fourth place  England
Tournament statistics
Matches played 64
Goals scored 169 (2.64 per match)
Attendance 78,011 (1,219 per match)
Top scorer(s) England Harry Kane (6 goals)
Best player Luka Modrić
Best young player Kylian Mbappé
Best goalkeeper Belgium Thibaut Courtois
Fair play award  Spain
All statistics correct as of 3 July 2018.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup was the 21st FIFA World Cup, which is a men's football tournament that takes place every four years and is organized by FIFA. The tournament took place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018, after the country was awarded the hosting rights on 2 December 2010. This was the first World Cup taking place in Eastern Europe.

The defending champions were Germany. France won the tournament after defeating Croatia 4–2. This was France's 2nd World Cup title. France qualified for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup.


See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Copa Mundial de Fútbol de 2018 para niños


Stadium City Capacity Elevation Matches
per match
as % of capacity
goals scored
per match
Central Stadium Yekaterinburg 33,061 273 m 4 125,437 31,359 94.85% 9 2.25
Cosmos Arena Samara 41,970 163 m 6 248,060 41,343 98.51% 11 1.83
Fisht Olympic Stadium Sochi 44,287 1 m 6 264,057 44,010 99.37% 21 3.50
Kaliningrad Stadium Kaliningrad 33,973 0 m 4 132,249 33,062 97.32% 10 2.50
Kazan Arena Kazan 42,873 51 m 6 254,451 42,409 98.92% 19 3.17
Krestovsky Stadium Saint Petersburg 64,468 13 m 5 319,994 63,999 99.27% 11 2.20
Luzhniki Stadium Moscow 78,011 151 m 5 390,055 78,011 100.00% 9 1.80
Mordovia Arena Saransk 41,685 126 m 4 160,237 40,059 96.10% 9 2.25
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium Nizhny Novgorod 43,319 73 m 6 256,427 42,738 98.66% 19 3.17
Otkritie Arena Moscow 44,190 125 m 5 220,950 44,190 100.00% 16 3.20
Rostov Arena Rostov-on-Don 43,472 0 m 5 214,197 42,839 98.54% 14 2.80
Volgograd Arena Volgograd 43,713 31 m 4 160,980 40,245 92.07% 9 2.25
Total 2,795,127 60 2,747,054 45,784 98.28% 157 2.62
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