- Some mind-blowing scoring stats
- A Messi-Ronaldo duopoly dissipates
- Crowds, population, and multinationality
thousand is a severe race that creates Iceland simply a smallest republic to strech a FIFA World Cupâ„¢. Trinidad and Tobago, that had a race of 1.3 million in 2006, had formerly reason this distinction.
â€” FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) October 9, 2017
Â thousand, 4 hundred and sixty-six spectators watched Chivas retreat a two-goal first-leg better to corner Pachuca in a stirring lass womenâ€™s LIGA MX final â€“ a fifth-biggest assemblage for a womenâ€™s bar compare in a universe this century.
years: that is how Manchester Unitedâ€™s neglected record for many uninterrupted waste (13) during a start of a debate in one of Europeâ€™s large 5 leagues had stood until Benevento pennyless it. The Campania minnows were on a fork of a 15th true defeat, though in a 95th notation opposite AC Milan, Alberto Brignoli became only a third goalkeeper in Serie A story to measure in open play to waylay a 2-2 draw.
goals for bar and nation is what finished Harry Kane a many inclusive actor in 2017. The 24-year-old England striker outscored Lionel Messi (54), Edinson Cavani (53), Robert Lewandowski (53) and Cristiano Ronaldo (53). It meant that, for a initial time given David Villa strike 43 goals for Valencia and Spain in 2009, someone other than Messi or Ronaldo will finish a calendar year as a heading marksmen.Â
â€” Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) December 26, 2017
matches, 49 victories: that is a unusual record Gilberto Costa boasts in assign of Brazilâ€™s beach soccer superstars. The 40-year-old, who insincere a reins in Jan 2016, guided A SeleÃ§Ã£o to their initial FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup prize in 8 years in May and has only finished back-to-back years with an dominant record.
hours and 49 minutes: that is a towering length of time Bayern Munich had left though trailing in a DFB-Pokal (German Cup) diversion until Borussia Dortmundâ€™s Marco Reus scored opposite them in a 2016/17 semi-finals.
games and 13 years dominant in a CAF Africa Cup of Nations: that was theÂ unprecedented run Egypt mislaid in Februaryâ€™s final. Cameroon became a initial group to convene from behind and win a Cup of Nations final given an Emmanuel Amunike double warranted Nigeria a 2-1 win over Zambia in 1994.
years had upheld given England had even won a diversion during a FIFA U-20 World Cup until they won a whole contest in June. Since Michael Owen sunk Mexico 1-0 in their final Group F tour during Malaysia 1997, a Young Lions had left a tournament-record 17 matches though feat (Panama are subsequent on 15) until they kicked off their 2017 debate with a 3-0 retreat of Argentina.
UEFA Champions League goals in 13 games in 2017 is what Cristiano Ronaldo scored to mangle a record for a calendar year he had himself reason for his 16 in 2015.
opposite nationalities: Granada became a initial group in La Liga story to start a diversion with players from 11 opposite countries â€“ and they did not even start with a Spaniard! English manager Tony Adams comparison for his initial diversion in assign one actor every from Mexico, France, Iceland, Portugal, Uruguay, Nigeria, Ghana, Slovenia, Brazil, Ukraine, and Argentina.
goals in 6 internationals â€“ all opposite FIFA Womenâ€™s World Cup finalists â€“ is what Sam Kerr finished 2017 with. After concealment only 8 times in her initial eight-plus years and 50-plus caps with Australia, a Sky Blue FC brazen pennyless Sarah Walshâ€™s record to turn a initial actor to measure in 6 unbroken Matildas matches. Kerr also helped Australia equal their joint-record-best winning strain of 7 (set in 2007) and strech their highest-ever position on a FIFA Womenâ€™s World Ranking (4th).
uninterrupted games is what Diego Valeri scored in â€“ a Major League Soccer (MLS) record. The MVP-winning Argentinian finished 2017 with 21 goals â€“ a record for a midfielder in an MLS campaign.
goals is what England and Spain served adult in a stirring consummate to a FIFA U-17 World Cup to tie a record for a highest-scoring final in a story of a FIFA 11-a-side tournament. It equaled Brazil’s 5-2 win over Sweden during a 1958 World Cup, Mexico’s 4-3 delight over Brazil during a FIFA Confederations Cup in 1999, and USA’s 5-2 feat over Japan during a final FIFA Womenâ€™s World Cupâ„¢.
goals: that is a first-leg necessity Barcelona overcame to turn a initial group in European Cup/UEFA Champions League story to win a tie from such a position when they degraded Paris Saint-Germain. Heading into a 88th minute, Barcelona implausibly compulsory 3 goals though reply, though Sergi Robertoâ€™s initial idea in 18 months, with a gameâ€™s fourth-last touch, finished one of footballâ€™s greatest-ever comebacks.
goals per diversion is what Robert Lewandowski scored for Poland in 2017. It helped him outrank Yugoslaviaâ€™s Predrag Mijatovic and set a new record for a many goals in a UEFA subordinate debate for a World Cup (16), as good as transcend Wlodek Lubanski (48 goals) to turn a Polesâ€™ all-time heading marksman (51).