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World Cup Round of 16: By the numbers

A quick look at some interesting numbers to come out of the Round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup.
Mesut Ozil of Germany scored one of seven goals that came in extra time in the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup . (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

A quick look at some interesting statistics to come out of the Round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup:

The numbers

8 – Number of group winners to make it to the quarter-finals. Also known as all of them. This is the first time all eight group winners have advanced to the quarter-finals.

4 – Previous champions in the quarter-finals (Brazil, Argentina, Germany, France).

2.25 – Goals-per-game average in the Round of 16, a drop from the 2.83 average in the group phase

154 – Total goals to this point in the World Cup, already surpassing the 2010 tournament. The record mark of 171 set in 1998 looks like it’s in major peril.

5 – Matches that went to extra time in the Round of 16, the most since the stage was implemented in 1986.

7 – Goals in extra time in those five matches, compared to 11 scored in normal time overall in the Round of 16.

0 – Ideas we have as to who’s going to win it. It’s anybody’s tournament.


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