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Team

Overall

Most World Cup appearances
19, Brazil (only country to appear in every World Cup)
Most championships
5, Brazil
Most appearances in a World Cup final
7, Brazil, Germany
Most appearances in World Cup semifinal
11, Germany
Most matches played
93, Germany and Brazil
Fewest matches played
1, Indonesia (as Dutch East Indies)
Most wins
64, Brazil
Most losses
22, Mexico
Most draws
21, Italy
Most matches played without a win or a draw
6, El Salvador
Most matches played without a win
6, Bolivia, New Zealand and El Salvador
Most goals scored
210, Brazil
Most goals conceded
112, Germany
Fewest goals scored
0, Canada, China PR, Indonesia (as Dutch East Indies), Trinidad and Tobago, and Congo DR (as Zaire).
Fewest goals conceded
2, Angola
Highest average of goals scored per match
2.72, Hungary
Lowest average of goals conceded per match
0.67, Angola (2 goals in 3 matches)
Most meetings between two teams
7 times, Brazil vs Sweden (1938, 1950, 1958, 1978, 1990 and twice in 1994) and Germany vs Yugoslavia / Serbia (1954, 1958, 1962, 1974, 1990, 1998 and 2010)
Most meetings between two teams, Final match
2 times, Brazil vs Italy (1970 & 1994) & Argentina vs Germany (1986 & 1990)
Most appearances, always advancing from first round
3, Republic of Ireland
Most appearances, never advancing from first round
8, Scotland
Most matches to qualify for World Cup Finals
20, Uruguay (2002 & 2010)
Largest distance travelled in a single qualifying campaign
55,000 miles: New Zealand (1982)

In one tournament

Most wins
7, Brazil, 2002
Most goals scored
27, Hungary, 1954
Fewest goals conceded
0, Switzerland, 2006
Most goals conceded
16, Korea Republic, 1954
Most minutes without conceding a goal
517 mins, Italy, 1990
Highest goal difference
+17, Hungary, 1954
Lowest goal difference
-16, Korea Republic, 1954
Highest average of goals scored per match
5.40, Hungary, 1954
Most goals scored, champions
25, Germany, 1954
Fewest goals scored, champions
11, Italy, 1938, England, 1966, and Brazil, 1994
Fewest goals conceded, champions
2, France, 1998, and Italy, 2006
Most goals conceded, champions
14, Germany, 1954
Worst performance by a defending champion
1 draw, 2 losses (goal difference 0-3), France, 2002

Streaks

Most consecutive championships
2, Italy (1934–1938) and Brazil (1958–1962).
Most consecutive final matches
3, Germany (1982–1990) and Brazil (1994–2002).
Most consecutive runners-up
2, Netherlands (1974–1978) and Germany (1982–1986).
Most consecutive finals tournaments
19, Brazil (1930–2010).
Most consecutive successful qualification attempts
7, Spain (1986–2010).
Most consecutive failed qualification attempts
18, Luxembourg (1934–2010).
Most consecutive wins
11, Brazil, from 2–1 Turkey (2002) to 3–0 Ghana (2006).
Most consecutive matches without a loss
13, Brazil, from 3–0 Austria (1958) to 2–0 Bulgaria (1966).
Most consecutive losses
9, Mexico, from 1–4 France (1930) to 0–3 Sweden (1958)
Most consecutive matches without a win
17, Bulgaria, from 0–1 Argentina (1962) to 0–3 Nigeria (1994).
Most consecutive draws
5, Belgium, from 0–0 Netherlands (1998) to 1–1 Tunisia (2002).
Most consecutive matches without a draw
16, Portugal, from 3–1 Hungary (1966) to 1–0 Netherlands (2006).
Most consecutive matches scoring at least one goal
18, Brazil (1930–1958) and Germany (1934–1958).
Most consecutive matches scoring at least two goals
11, Uruguay (1930–1954)
Most consecutive matches scoring at least three / four goals
4, Uruguay (1930–1950) and Hungary (1954) (four goals); also Portugal (1966), Germany (1970), Brazil (1970),
Most consecutive matches scoring at least six / eight goals
2, Hungary (1954) (eight goals); also Brazil (1950) (six goals)
Most consecutive matches without scoring a goal
5, Bolivia (1930–1994).
Most consecutive matches without conceding a goal (clean sheets)
5, Italy (1990) and Switzerland (2006–2010).
Most consecutive minutes without conceding a goal
559, Switzerland (1994, 2006–2010).
Most consecutive matches conceding at least one goal
22, Switzerland (1934–1994).
Most consecutive matches conceding at least two goals
9, Mexico (1930–1958).
Most consecutive matches conceding at least three goals
5, Mexico (1930–1950).
Most consecutive matches conceding at least four goals
3, Bolivia (1930–1950), Mexico (1930–1950).
Most consecutive matches conceding at least five / six / seven goals
2, Korea Republic (1954) (seven goals); also United States (1930–1934) (six goals); also Austria (1954) (five goals).

Individual

Most tournaments played
5, Antonio Carbajal ( Mexico, 1950–1966) and Lothar Matthäus (Germany Germany, 1982–1998).
Most championships
3, Pelé ( Brazil, 1958, 1962 and 1970).
Most matches played, finals
25, Lothar Matthäus (Germany Germany, 1982–1998).
Most minutes played, finals
2,217 minutes, Paolo Maldini ( Italy, 1990–2002).
Most matches played, qualifying
68, Iván Hurtado ( Ecuador, 1994–2010)
Most matches won
16, Cafu ( Brazil, 1994–2006).
Most appearances in a World Cup final
3, Cafu ( Brazil, 1994–2002).
Most appearances as captain
16, Diego Maradona ( Argentina, 1986–1994).
Most appearances as substitute
11, Denílson ( Brazil, 1998–2002).
Youngest player
17 years and 41 days, Norman Whiteside ( Northern Ireland, vs Yugoslavia, 1982).
Youngest player, final
17 years and 249 days, Pele
Youngest player, qualifying match
13 years and 310 days, Souleymane Mamam ( Togo, vs Zambia, May 6, 2001, 2002 CAF Group 1).
Youngest captain
21 years and 109 days, Tony Meola ( United States, vs Czechoslovakia, June 10, 1990).
Oldest player
42 years and 39 days, Roger Milla ( Cameroon, vs Russia, 1994).
Oldest player, final
40 years and 133 days, Dino Zoff ( Italy, vs Germany, 1982).
Oldest player, qualifying match
46 years and 180 days, MacDonald Taylor ( U.S. Virgin Islands, vs St. Kitts and Nevis, February 18, 2004, 2006 CONCACAF Prelim Group 4).
Oldest captain
40 years and 292 days, Peter Shilton ( England, vs Italy, July 7, 1990).
Oldest player to debut in a World Cup finals tournament
39 years and 321 days, David James ( England, vs Algeria, June 18, 2010).
Largest age difference on the same team
24 years and 42 days, 1994, Cameroon (Rigobert Song: 17 years and 358 days; Roger Milla: 42 years and 35 days).
Largest age difference on a champion team
21 years and 297 days, 1982, Italy (Dino Zoff: 40 years and 133 days; Giuseppe Bergomi: 18 years and 201 days).
Longest period between World Cup finals appearances as a player
12 years and 13 days, Alfred Bickel ( Switzerland, 1938–1950).
Longest span of World Cup finals appearances as a player
16 years, Antonio Carbajal ( Mexico, 1950–1966); Elías Figueroa ( Chile, 1966–1982); Hugo Sánchez ( Mexico, 1978–1994); Giuseppe Bergomi ( Italy, 1982–1998); Lothar Matthäus ( Germany, 1982–1998); Rigobert Song ( Cameroon, 1994–2010).
Longest period between World Cup finals appearances, overall
44 years, Tim ( Brazil, 1938, as a player; and Peru, 1982, as coach).

Goalscoring

Individual

Most goals scored, overall finals
15, Ronaldo ( Brazil, 1998–2006).
Most goals scored, overall qualifying
35, Ali Daei ( Iran, 1994–2006).
Most goals scored in a tournament
13, Just Fontaine ( France), 1958.
Most goals scored in a match
5, Oleg Salenko ( Russia, vs Cameroon, 1994).
Most goals scored in a lost match
4, Ernest Wilimowski ( Poland, vs Brazil, 1938).
Most goals scored in a qualifying match
13, Archie Thompson ( Australia, vs American Samoa, 2002 OFC Group 1).
Most goals scored in one Final
3, Geoff Hurst ( England, vs West Germany, 1966).
Most goals scored in all Final matches
3, Vavá ( Brazil, 2 vs Sweden in 1958 & 1 vs Czechoslovakia in 1962), Pelé ( Brazil, 2 vs Sweden in 1958 & 1 vs Italy in 1970), Geoff Hurst ( England, 3 vs West Germany in 1966), and Zinedine Zidane ( France, 2 vs Brazil in 1998 & 1 vs Italy in 2006).
Most matches with at least one goal
11, Ronaldo ( Brazil, 1998–2006).
Most consecutive matches with at least one goal
6, Just Fontaine ( France, 1958) and Jairzinho ( Brazil, 1970).
Most matches with at least two goals
4, Sándor Kocsis ( Hungary, 1954), Just Fontaine ( France, 1958), and Ronaldo ( Brazil, 1998–2006).
Most consecutive matches with at least two goals
4, Sándor Kocsis ( Hungary, 1954).
Most hat-tricks
2, Sándor Kocsis ( Hungary, 1954), Just Fontaine ( France, 1958), Gerd Müller ( West Germany, 1970), and Gabriel Batistuta ( Argentina, 1994 and 1998).
Most consecutive hat-tricks
2, Sándor Kocsis ( Hungary, 1954) and Gerd Müller ( West Germany, 1970).
Fastest hat-trick & Most goals scored by a substitute in a match
8 minutes, László Kiss ( Hungary), scored at 69', 72', and 76' against El Salvador, 1982.
Hat-tricks from the penalty spot
Never occurred in the final tournament. Thrice in qualification: Kubilay Türkyilmaz ( Switzerland, vs Faroe Islands, October 7, 2000, 2002 UEFA Group 1); Henrik Larsson ( Sweden, vs Moldova, June 6, 2001, 2002 UEFA Group 4); Ronaldo ( Brazil, vs Argentina, June 2, 2004, 2006 CONMEBOL).
Scoring in every match of a World Cup
Alcides Ghiggia ( Uruguay), 4 goals in 4 matches (1950), Just Fontaine ( France), 13 goals in 6 matches (1958), Jairzinho ( Brazil), 7 goals in 6 matches (1970).
Most tournaments with at least one goal
4, Pelé ( Brazil, 1958–1970) and Uwe Seeler ( West Germany, 1958–1970).
Most tournaments with at least two goals
4, Uwe Seeler ( West Germany, 1958–1970).
Most tournaments with at least three goals
3, Jürgen Klinsmann ( Germany, 1990–1998) and Ronaldo ( Brazil, 1998–2006).
Most tournaments with at least four goals
2, Helmut Rahn ( West Germany, 1954–1958), Gerd Müller ( West Germany, 1970–1974), Vavá ( Brazil, 1958–1962), Pelé ( Brazil, 1958, 1970), Teófilo Cubillas ( Peru, 1970, 1978), Gary Lineker ( England, 1986–1990), Gabriel Batistuta ( Argentina, 1994–1998), Ronaldo ( Brazil, 1998–2002), Christian Vieri ( Italy, 1998–2002), and Miroslav Klose ( Germany, 2002–2006).
Most tournaments with at least five goals
2, Teófilo Cubillas ( Peru 1970, 1978) and Miroslav Klose ( Germany, 2002–2006).
Longest period between a player's first and last goals
12 years, Pelé ( Brazil, 1958–1970), Uwe Seeler ( West Germany, 1958–1970), Diego Maradona ( Argentina, 1982–1994), Michael Laudrup ( Denmark, 1986–1998), Henrik Larsson ( Sweden, 1994–2006), Sami Al-Jaber ( Saudi Arabia, 1994–2006), and Cuauhtémoc Blanco ( Mexico, 1998–2010).
Youngest goalscorer
17 years and 239 days, Pelé ( Brazil, vs Wales, 1958).
Youngest hat-trick scorer
17 years and 244 days, Pelé ( Brazil, vs France, 1958).
Youngest goalscorer, final
17 years and 249 days, Pelé ( Brazil, vs Sweden, 1958).
Oldest goalscorer
42 years and 39 days, Roger Milla ( Cameroon, vs Russia, 1994).
Oldest hat-trick scorer
33 years and 159 days, Tore Keller ( Sweden, vs Cuba, 1938).
Oldest goalscorer, final
35 years, 263 days, Nils Liedholm ( Sweden, vs Brazil, 1958).
Most penalties scored (excluding during shootouts)
4, Eusébio ( Portugal, 4 in 1966), Rob Rensenbrink ( Netherlands, 4 in 1978) – both records for one tournament – and Gabriel Batistuta ( Argentina, 2 each in 1994 and 1998).
Fastest goal in a Fifa World Cup
10.89 seconds, Hakan Şükür ( Turkey, vs Korea Republic, June 29, 2002, 2002).
Fastest goal by a substitute
16 seconds, Ebbe Sand ( Denmark, vs Nigeria, June 28, 1998, 1998).
Fastest goal in a final
90 seconds, Johan Neeskens ( Netherlands, vs West Germany, July 7, 1974, 1974).
Fastest goal in a qualifying match
8 seconds, Davide Gualtieri ( San Marino, vs England, November 17, 1993, 1994 UEFA Group 2).
Latest goal from kickoff
121st minute, Alessandro Del Piero ( Italy vs Germany, July 4, 2006, 2006).
Latest goal from kickoff in a final
120th minute, Geoff Hurst ( England vs West Germany 1966) (see "they think it's all over").
Longest time for a goal to be scored in a World Cup
198 minutes, Bruno Conti ( Italy vs Peru 1982)

Team

Biggest margin of victory
9, Hungary (9) vs Korea Republic (0), 1954; Yugoslavia (9) vs Zaire (0), 1974; Hungary (10) vs El Salvador (1), 1982.
Biggest margin of victory, qualifying match
31, Australia (31) vs American Samoa (0), April 11, 2001, 2002 OFC Group 1.
Most goals scored in a match, one team
10, Hungary, vs El Salvador, 1982.
Most goals scored in a match, both teams
12, Austria (7) vs Switzerland (5), 1954.
Highest scoring draw
4–4, England vs Belgium (AET), 1954, and Soviet Union vs Colombia, 1962.
Largest deficit overcome in a win
3 goals, Austria, 1954 (coming from 0–3 down to win 7–5 vs Switzerland) and Portugal, 1966 (coming from 0–3 down to win 5–3 vs Korea DPR).
Largest deficit overcome in a draw
3 goals, Colombia, 1962 (coming from 0–3 down to draw 4–4 vs Soviet Union) and Uruguay, 2002 (coming from 0–3 down to draw 3–3 vs Senegal).
Most goals scored in extra time, both teams
5, Italy (3) vs West Germany (2), 1970.
Most goals scored in a final, one team
5, Brazil, 1958.
Most goals scored in a final, both teams
7, Brazil (5) vs. Sweden (2), 1958.
Fewest goals scored in a final, both teams
0, Brazil (0) vs. Italy (0), 1994.
Biggest margin of victory in a final
3, France (3) vs. Brazil (0) 1998 and Brazil (4) vs. Italy (1), 1970 and Brazil (5) vs. Sweden (2), 1958.
Largest deficit overcome in a win in a final
2, West Germany, 1954 (coming from 0–2 down to win 3–2 vs Hungary).
Most goals in a tournament, one team
27, Hungary, 1954.
Most individual goalscorers for one team, one match
7, Yugoslavia, vs Zaire, 1974 (Dušan Bajević, Dragan Džajić, Ivica Šurjak, Josip Katalinski, Vladislav Bogićević, Branko Oblak, Ilija Petković).
Most individual goalscorers for one team, one tournament
10, France, 1982 (Gérard Soler, Bernard Genghini, Michel Platini, Didier Six, Maxime Bossis, Alain Giresse, Dominique Rocheteau, Marius Trésor, René Girard, Alain Couriol) and Italy, 2006 (Alessandro Del Piero, Alberto Gilardino, Fabio Grosso, Vincenzo Iaquinta, Filippo Inzaghi, Marco Materazzi, Andrea Pirlo, Luca Toni, Francesco Totti, Gianluca Zambrotta).
Largest goal difference improvement in consecutive matches
+10: Turkey (1954) — lost 1–4 to West Germany, then won 7–0 over Korea Republic; and West Germany (1954) — lost 3–8 to Hungary, then won 7–2 over Turkey.
Largest goal difference disimprovement in consecutive matches
-12: Sweden (1938) — won 8–0 over Cuba, then lost 1–5 to Hungary ; Turkey (1954) — won 7–0 over Korea Republic, then lost 2–7 to West Germany; Hungary (1982) — won 10–1 over El Salvador, then lost 1–4 to Argentina.

Tournament

Most goals scored in a tournament
171 goals, 1998.
Fewest goals scored in a tournament
70 goals 1930 and 1934.
Most goals per match in a tournament
5.38 goals per match, 1954.
Fewest goals per match in a tournament
2.21 goals per match, 1990.

Own goals

Most own goals in a tournament
4 goals, 1954, 1998 & 2006.
Most own goals in a match
2, United States vs Portugal, 2002 (Jorge Costa of Portugal and Jeff Agoos of USA).
Scoring for both teams in the same match
Ernie Brandts ( Netherlands, vs Italy, 1978 – own goal in the 18th minute, goal in the 50th minute).

Goalkeeping

Most clean sheets (matches without conceding)
10, Peter Shilton ( England, 1982–1990) and Fabien Barthez ( France, 1998–2006)
Most consecutive minutes without conceding a goal (finals)
517 mins (5 consecutive clean sheets), Walter Zenga ( Italy, 1990)
Most consecutive minutes without conceding a goal (qualifying)
921 mins (9 consecutive clean sheets), Richard Wilson ( New Zealand, 1982)
Most goals conceded
25, Antonio Carbajal ( Mexico) and Mohamed Al-Deayea ( Saudi Arabia)
Most goals conceded, one tournament
16, Hong Duk-Yung ( Korea Republic), 1954
Most goals conceded, one match
10, Luis Guevara Mora ( El Salvador), 1982 (vs Hungary)
Fewest goals conceded, one tournament, champions
2, Fabien Barthez ( France), 1998 and Gianluigi Buffon ( Italy, 2006)
Fewest goals conceded, one tournament
0, Pascal Zuberbühler ( Switzerland), 2006
Most penalties saved, one tournament (excluding during shootouts)
2, Jan Tomaszewski ( Poland), 1974 and Brad Friedel ( United States), 2002

Coaching

Most matches coached
25, Helmut Schön ( West Germany, 1966–1978).
Most matches won
16, Helmut Schön ( West Germany, 1966–1978).
Most championships
2, Vittorio Pozzo ( Italy, 1934–1938).
Most tournaments
6, Carlos Alberto Parreira (1982, 1990–1998, 2006, 2010).
Most nations coached
5, Bora Milutinović ( Mexico, 1986; Costa Rica, 1990; United States, 1994; Nigeria, 1998; China PR, 2002) and Carlos Alberto Parreira ( Kuwait, 1982; United Arab Emirates, 1990; Brazil, 1994 and 2006; Saudi Arabia, 1998; South Africa, 2010)
Most consecutive wins
11, Luiz Felipe Scolari ( Brazil, 2002, 7 wins; Portugal, 2006, 4 wins – Portugal "won" its next match, the quarterfinal against England, by penalty kicks, which technically counts as a draw).
Most consecutive matches without a loss
12, Luiz Felipe Scolari ( Brazil, 2002, 7 matches; Portugal, 2006, 5 matches).
Youngest coach
27 years and 267 days, Juan José Tramutola ( Argentina, 1930)
Oldest coach
71 years and 317 days, Otto Rehhagel ( Greece, 2010)
Quickest substitution made
4th minute, Cesare Maldini, Giuseppe Bergomi for Alessandro Nesta ( Italy, vs Austria, 1998); Sven-Göran Eriksson, Peter Crouch for Michael Owen ( England, vs Sweden, 2006).
Most championship wins as player and head coach
3, Mário Zagallo, Brazil (1958 & 1962 as player, 1970 as coach)
Most final appearances as player and head coach
5, Mário Zagallo, Brazil (1958 & 1962 as player, 1970, 1974 & 1998 as coach); Franz Beckenbauer, West Germany (1966–1974 as player, 1986 & 1990 as coach)
Won tournaments as both player and head coach
Mário Zagallo, Brazil (1958 & 1962 as player, 1970 as coach); Franz Beckenbauer, West Germany (1974 as player, 1990 as coach)

Refereeing

Most tournaments
3, John Langenus (Belgium Belgium, 1930–1938), Ivan Eklind (Sweden Sweden, 1934–1950), Benjamin Griffiths (Wales Wales, 1950–1958), Arthur Ellis (England England, 1950–1958), Juan Gardeazábal (Spain Spain, 1958–1966), Jamal Al Sharif (Syria Syria, 1986–1994), Joël Quiniou (France France, 1986–1994), Ali Mohamed Bujsaim (United Arab Emirates UAE, 1994–2002), Óscar Ruiz (Colombia Colombia, 2002–2010)
Most matches refereed, overall
8, Joël Quiniou (France France), 1986–1994
Most matches refereed, one tournament
5, Benito Archundia (Mexico Mexico), 2006, and Horacio Elizondo (Argentina Argentina), 2006
Youngest referee
24 years and 193 days, Juan Gardeazábal (Spain Spain, 1958)
Oldest referee
56 years and 236 days, George Reader (England England, 1950)

Discipline

Note: There are no official records for cautions issued in tournaments before the introduction of yellow cards in 1970.

Fastest caution
first minute, Giampiero Marini ( Italy), vs Poland, 1982; Sergei Gorlukovich ( Russia), vs Sweden, 1994.
Fastest sending off
56 seconds, José Batista ( Uruguay), vs Scotland, 1986.
Latest caution
during penalty shootout: Edinho ( Brazil) v France 1986; Carlos Roa ( Argentina), vs England, 1998.
Latest sending off
after penalty shootout: Leandro Cufre ( Argentina), vs Germany, 2006. (Cufré was red carded for kicking Per Mertesacker in an altercation following the match.)
Sent off from the bench
Claudio Caniggia ( Argentina), vs Sweden, 2002.
Most cards (all-time, player)
6, Zinedine Zidane ( France, 1998–2006) and Cafu ( Brazil, 1994–2006).
Most cautions (all-time, player)
6, Cafu ( Brazil, 1994–2006).
Most sendings off (all-time, player)
2, Rigobert Song ( Cameroon, 1994 and 1998) and Zinedine Zidane ( France, 1998 and 2006).
Most sendings off (tournament)
28 (in 64 games), 2006.
Most sendings off (all-time, team)
10, Argentina (in 64 games)
Most sendings off (match, both teams)
4 (2 each) in Portugal vs Netherlands , 2006. (referee: Valentin Ivanov)
Most sendings off (final match)
2, 1990: both Argentina (v West Germany): Pedro Monzón & Gustavo Dezotti
Most cautions (tournament)
345 in 64 matches, 2006.
Most cautions (all-time, team)
88, Argentina (in 64 games)
Most cautions (match, one team)
9, Portugal, vs Netherlands, 2006
Most cautions (match, both teams)
16 – Portugal vs Netherlands, 2006; and Cameroon v Germany, June 11, 2002
Most cautions (match, player)
3 (61', 90', 93') Josip Šimunić ( Croatia), vs Australia, 2006 (referee: Graham Poll)
Most suspensions (tournament, player)
2, André Kana-Biyik ( Cameroon 1990)
Longest suspension (player, doping)
15 months, Diego Maradona ( Argentina vs Nigeria, 1994)
Longest suspension (player, misconduct)
  • 8 matches, Mauro Tassotti ( Italy vs Spain, 1994) for elbowing Luis Enrique.
  • 1 year, Samir Shaker Mahmoud ( Iraq vs Belgium, 1986) for spitting at the referee
Longest suspension, qualifying
  • Life (amnestied after 12 years): Roberto Rojas ( Chile vs Brazil, 1989) for feigning injury from a firecracker.

Host Records

Most number of times World Cup has been hosted by a country
2, Mexico 1970 & 1986, Italy 1934 & 1990, France 1938 & 1998, Germany 1974 (as West Germany) & 2006.
Number of times host country has won World Cup
6, Uruguay 1930, Italy 1934, England 1966, West Germany 1974, Argentina 1978, France 1998
No Host nation has ever lost their opening game of the World Cup

Attendance

Final
199,854, Uruguay vs Brazil, 16 July 1950, Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, World Cup 1950.
Lowest match attendance in a World Cup tournament
300, Romania vs Peru, 14 July 1930, Estadio Pocitos, Montevideo, Uruguay, World Cup 1930.
Highest match attendance in a World Cup qualifying match
162,764, Brazil vs Colombia, 9 March 1977, Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1978 CONMEBOL Group 1.
Lowest match attendance in a World Cup qualifying match
0, Costa Rica vs Panama, 26 March 2005, Estadio Ricardo Saprissa, San Juan de Tibás, San José, Costa Rica, 2006 CONCACAF Final Group.
Highest average of attendance per match
68,991, 1994.
Lowest average of attendance per match
23,235, 1934.

Penalty shootouts

Most shootouts, team, all-time
4, Argentina, France, Germany and Italy
Most shootouts, team, tournament
2, Argentina 1990 and Spain 2002
Most shootouts, all teams, tournament
4, 1990, 2006
Most wins, team, all-time
4, Germany
Most wins, team, tournament
2, Argentina 1990
Most losses, team, all-time
3, Italy and England
Most shootouts, kicker, all-time & Most losses, kicker, all-time
3, Roberto Baggio, Italy (1990 semi-final, 1994 final, 1998 quarter final)
Most goals, shootout, one team
5, West Germany 1982, Belgium 1986, Republic of Ireland 1990, Sweden 1994, Korea Republic 2002, Italy 2006
Most goals, shootout, both teams
9, (in 4 matches)
Most goals, team, all-time
17, West Germany
Most kicks taken, shootout, both teams
12, West Germany vs France 1982 and Sweden vs Romania 1994
Most kicks taken, team, all-time
21, France
Most kicks taken, team, one tournament
10, Spain 2002
Most kicks missed, shootout, both teams
5, Argentina vs Yugoslavia 1990, Spain vs Republic of Ireland 2002 and Portugal vs England 2006
Most kicks missed, team, all-time
7, England (in 3 shootouts) and Italy (in 4 shootouts)
Fewest goals, shootout, one team
0, Switzerland 2006 vs Ukraine
Fewest goals conceded during after-match penalty shootouts
0, Oleksandr Shovkovskiy ( Ukraine), 2006, vs Switzerland
Most saves, all-time
4, Sergio Goycochea Argentina and Harald Schumacher Germany
Most saves, tournament
4, Sergio Goycochea Argentina, 1990.
Most saves, shootout
3, Ricardo Portugal, vs England, 2006.
Last Updated on Saturday, 03 July 2010 14:00