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#Russia2018WorldCup: Facts from the First Round of Matches

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Saturday, June 30, 2018 10.00AM / Proshare WebTV 

The Russia 2018 World Cup has been interesting and thrilling since the opening game on June 14, 2018 between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia. 

It has been full of drama and intrigues with the latest innovation the “Video Assistant Referee”, and with the first round of matches over and the second round set to commence, we bring some key analysis and statistics; 

122 Goals Scored

A total of 122 goals were scored in the 48 matches played across the 12 Stadia in Russia 2018. 

9 Own Goals

9 own goals were scored in the first round of the Russia 2018 World Cup. 

2 Hat-Tricks

There were two hat-tricks in the first round of matches in the Russia 2019 World Cup, from the Portuguese star player Christiano Ronaldo and English striker Harry Kane. 

24 Penalties

In the first round of the Russia 2018 World Cup, 24 penalties were awarded with the “Video Assistant Referee” technology contributing immensely to it. 

Fastest Goal

Christiano Ronaldo the current 2017 FIFA Ballon d’ Or Player of the year scored the fastest goal in the first  round against Spain in the 4th Minute. 

The Group Conquerors

Uruguay, Croatia and Belgium emerged overall winners of their group grabbing all the 9 maximum points in the first round of the Russia 2018 World Cup.

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