Brazil World Cup 2014 finally ended on Sunday. The whole tournament was filled with lots of thrilling moments as we expected. In this post we will try to cover 20+ must know facts, stats from the World Cup 2014.
Winner of World Cup 2014 : Germany
Top Scorers Of World Cup 2014
1. James Rodriguez (COL) 6
2. Thomas Müller (GER) 5
3. Lionel Messi (ARG) 4
4. Neymar (BRA) 4
5. Karim Benzema (FRA) 3
6. Enner Valencia (ECU) 3
7. Robin van Persie (NLD) 3
8. Arjen Robben (NLD) 3
9. Xherdan Shaqiri (SUI) 3
10. Andre Schuerrle (GER) 3
Golden Boot Winner: James Rodriguez (Columbia)
Golden Ball Winner: Lionel Messi (Argentina)
Golden Gloves Winner: Manuel Neuer (Germany)
20+ Awesome Stats From The 2014 World Cup Football
- Brazil world cup 2014 had total 171 goals, the highest number of goals in a single tournament in the world cup history, equalising the number of the 1998 World Cup version.
- Netherlands and Argentina played out the first ever 0-0 match in a World Cup semi-final.
- Honduras, Cameroon and Australia all finished with 0 points.
- Mario Götze from Germany became the first substitute to score in a World Cup final.
- Germany became the first European Team to Win on South American Soil.
- Brazil eliminated for the first time of a World Cup at the semi-final stage.
- Cristiano Ronaldo has scored one goal in each of his three World Cups; 2006, 2010 and 2014.
- For the first time in World Cup history two African nations, Algeria and Nigeria qualified to the second round.
- Germany is the only nation to reach the semi-finals in four successive World Cups.
- Colombia’s James Rodríguez was the only player to score in all of his country’s matches (5).
- Brazil’s defeat in Semifinal was their biggest defeat in world cup history.
- Thomas Müller scored the first hat-trick of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
- Germany were the top scorers at the World Cup Football 2014.
- Luke Shaw was the youngest player to play at 2104 World Cup Football
- Brazil never lost their opening match at FIFA world Cup.
- German striker Miroslav Klose became the all-time top scorer in World Cup history.
- 43 years and 3 days old, Colombian goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón became the oldest player in World Cup history.
- There were a total of 187 yellow cards shown in Brazil World cup 2014.
- Germany overtook Brazil to become the highest-scoring nation in World Cup history.
- This was the first World Cup in which both Argentina and Brazil reached the semi-finals.
- US striker Clint Dempsey scored the fastest goal of 2014 World Cup against Ghana. It was fifth fastest goal in World Cup history.