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The World Cup throughout history.. the most and the least scored


The FIFA World Cup has witnessed throughout its history, from its inception in 1930 until the last edition that was held in Brazil in 2014, 2379 goals were scored.

Throughout its history, the FIFA World Cup, from its inception in 1930 until the last edition, which was held in Brazil in 2014, witnessed 2379 goals scored.

The two World Cups held in France in 1998 and Brazil in 2014 are the most prolific in scoring, with a total of 171 goals scored in each.

As for the lowest-scoring World Cup tournaments in history, they are the 1930 and 1934 versions, with a total of seventy goals each.


scoring yield increased in the 1938 World Cup, when 84 goals were scored, while 88 goals were scored in the 1950 World Cup.


1954 edition crossed the 100-goal barrier, with the total goals scored in that World Cup reaching 140.

– The scoring average decreased after that, by scoring 126 goals in the 1958 World Cup, and the participating teams scored 89 goals in the 1962 and 1966 editions.

– In the 1970 edition, the players of the participating teams scored 95 goals, so that the goals increased in the next edition in 1974 by a difference of two goals.

In the 1978 World Cup, the players scored 102 goals, then the goal tally increased in the 1982 World Cup, with a total of 146.


1986 World Cup saw 132 goals scored, followed by the 1990 World Cup which saw 115 goals scored, and in the 1994 World Cup the participating teams scored 141 goals.


1998 World Cup in France broke records, scoring 171 goals, a number not achieved by any previous version of the World Cup tournaments.


2002 World Cup scored 161 goals, while the scoring rate decreased in the 2006 edition by scoring 147 goals.


2010 World Cup in South Africa saw 145 goals scored, and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil equaled the number of goals scored in the 1998 France edition, with a total of 171 goals.

Source: aljazeera

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