World Cup 2010 - Total of goals scored

Discussion in 'World Cup 2010: General' started by Soccerfever, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. joebarnin

    joebarnin Member

    May 3, 2003
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Yes, it includes goals in extra time. And it does not "pro rate" the goals per game average by adding the extra minutes (i.e., you could count a 120-minute game as 1.33 games). While it might be interesting to analyze scoring rates that way, I used the standard way of doing it. Just count the goals and games (no matter how long they last).
  2. joebarnin

    joebarnin Member

    May 3, 2003
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Final numbers:

    Overall goals per match: 2.27

    Group stage: 2.10
    Knockout stage: 2.75

    Another way of looking at it:

    First round of group stage: 1.56
    2nd & 3rd rounds of group state: 2.38
    Knockout: 2.75

    Goals increased as the tournament progressed.
  3. Celtigo

    Celtigo Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    Great Lakes Region (The Other One)
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bizarre tournament. lackluster at the beginning and a lot to be desired in the final, but the rest of the month was pretty good for neutrals.

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