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2014 FIFA World Cup: Tournament in numbers

By Football News

The 2014 FIFA World Cup ended on Sunday as Germany toppled Argentina in Rio de Janeiro. We look back at the tournament in numbers.

136 - Goals scored in the group stage; the best of any tournament since expanding to 32 teams and the best goals-per-game average since 1958

8 - Knockout games decided in extra time or by a penalty shoot-out; more than any tournament since expanding to 32 teams

35 - Goals scored in the knockout stages

10 - Red cards; fewer than any World Cup since 1986 with the record of 28 having been set in 2006

1 - Yellow cards shown for diving; the first one was handed out to Brazil midfielder Oscar in the third-place play-off

4 - Months Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was banned after biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini. He was also slapped with a nine-match ban from competitive international appearances

382 - Minutes that Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero went without conceding a goal in Brazil before Mario Gotze beat him in the final

24 - Fouls conceded by Brazil before they were shown their first yellow card in their 2-1 quarter-final win over Colombia

401 - Seconds between Germany's second and fifth goals versus Brazil in their 7-1 semi-final thrashing

30 - The amount of seconds it took United States captain Clint Dempsey to open the scoring against Ghana; the fifth fastest goal in World Cup history

6 – Goals scored by Colombia's James Rodriguez, winner of the tournament's Golden Boot