Interesting statistics from World Cup 2014 so far

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Rio de Janeiro, June 20: After eight days of action at the FIFA World Cup 2014, there are some interesting statistics you need to know.

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The World Cup got under way on June 12 and so far 23 matches of 64 have been completed (till June 19).

Interesting statistics so far, till June 19 (All stats from FIFA)

Total goals - 63

Fastest goal - 29 seconds - Clint Dempsey (USA)

Goals per match - 2.9

Red cards - 5 (Pepe (Portugal), Alexandre Song (Cameroon), Maximiliano Pereira (Uruguay), Wilson Palacios (Honduras), Konstantinos Katsouranis (Greece) 

Top runner - Alvaro Pereira (Uruguay) - Total distance covered - 9,078 metres. Top speed - 33.1 km/h

Top goal scorers - 3 each - Thomas Mueller (Germany, Arjen Robben, Robin van Persie (both Netherlands)

Player with most passes completed - Hotaru Yamaguchi (Japan) - Total passes - 129. Passes completion rate - 92.1%

Top saves - Claudio Bravo (Chile) 9 saves - 1 goal conceded

Most goals by a team - 8 - Netherlands in 2 matches

Best attacking team - Ivory Coast - 3 goals, 10 shots blocked, 8 shots saved, 13 attempts off-target

Average passes per team - 389

Average cards per match - Yellow - 0.2; Red - 2.9

Best defending team - Colombia - 49 tackles, 9 blocks, 8 saves (66 attempts)

Best passers - Spain 1,145 passes - 411 short passes completed, 648 medium, 86 long. Completion rate 86%. Tournament average - 559

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