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Sun, Jun 15
3:00 PM ET
Sunday, June 15th 2014
3:00 PM ET - World Cup
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPNArjen Robben now has six career #WorldCup goals. Johnny Rep is the only Dutchman with more (7).
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPNTim Cahill has five career #WorldCup goals. All other Australians have a total of five.
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPNToday's #WorldCup coverage: AUS-NED: 11:30 AM ET, ESPN ESP-CHI, 2:30 ET, ESPN CMR-CRO, 5:30 ET, ESPN
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPNBusy #WorldCup day ahead: Netherlands & Chile could advance. Spain (!) is 1 of 4 teams that could be eliminated.
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPN49 goals so far at the World Cup, most through 17 #WorldCup games since 1958.
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPNBrazil had been 17-0-0 at the #WorldCup vs non-UEFA/CONMEBOL teams, outscoring them 50-5.
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPNThere have been three scoreless first halves at this #WorldCup. Mexico has played two of them.
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPNBelgium is the 6th team to win after conceding 1st at this #WorldCup. It happened 3 times in the entire 2010 WC.
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPNAlgeria leads at halftime for the second time at the #WorldCup, first since 1982 vs Chile (Algeria won 3-2).
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPNFIFA now clocks Clint Dempsey's goal at 30 seconds, still the 5th-fastest goal in #WorldCup history.
- OptaJoe@OptaJoe9 - The top scoring squad number at the last five #WorldCup finals is number 9. Traditional.
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPNToday's #WorldCup coverage: BEL-ALG: 11:30 AM ET, ESPN BRA-MEX: 2:30 ET, ESPN RUS-KOR: 5:30 ET, ESPN
- OptaJoe@OptaJoe3.14 - The average goals per game of the 2014 #WorldCup is higher than any tournament since the 1958 edition. Entertainment.
- OptaJoe@OptaJoe10 - Spain have allowed the most shots on target against them so far at the #WorldCup. Battered.
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPNFIFA now says Clint Dempsey's goal came 29 seconds in, making it the 5th-fastest goal in #WorldCup history.
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPN21-year-old John Brooks is the youngest American to score a #WorldCup goal since Landon Donovan in 2002.
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPNFIFA officially clocks Clint Dempsey's goal at 34 seconds, the 6th-fastest goal in #WorldCup history.
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPNFinal: Iran 0, Nigeria 0. First draw of the 2014 #WorldCup.
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPNNo draws in 12 opening World Cup games this year. First time that's happened since the first #WorldCup in 1930.
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPNPortugal loses 4-0 to Germany, the worst loss in Portugal's #WorldCup history.
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPNGermany has won seven straight #WorldCup openers by a combined score of 27-3.
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPNGermany is the first country to score at least four goals in four straight #WorldCup openers.
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPNThomas Müller scores Germany's first #WorldCup hat trick since Miroslav Klose in 2002.
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPNThomas Müller has seven goals in seven career #WorldCup games. And he's 24.
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPNGermany has converted 11 of 13 #WorldCup penalties. Only Spain has scored more (15 of 17).
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPNPortugal is 1-8-0 when conceding first at #WorldCup. Only win: 1966 vs North Korea (after trailing 3-0).
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPNGermany-Portugal kicks off the day. Germany will be the first country to play 100 #WorldCup games.
- OptaJoe@OptaJoe14 – Miroslav Klose and Gerd Müller are the joint-top scorers for Germany at the #WorldCup finals. Bomber.
- OptaJoe@OptaJoe25 – Lothar Matthäus has made more appearances than any other player at the #WorldCup finals. Marauding.
- OptaJoe@OptaJoe1938 – The last time Germany did not make the Last 8 of a #WorldCup finals that they entered. Consistent.
- OptaJoe@OptaJoe99 – Tonight will be Germany’s 100th game at the #WorldCup finals. Landmark.
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPNToday's #WorldCup coverage: GER-POR; 11:30 AM ET, ESPN IRN-NGA: 2:30 ET, ESPN GHA-USA: 5:30 ET, ESPN
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPNExciting #WorldCup so far. 10 of 11 games have had 3+ goals, & only one half hasn't had a goal (MEX-CMR 1st).
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPN37 goals scored thus far at the #WorldCup, most through 11 World Cup games since 1958.
- Paul Carr@PCarrESPNFinal: Argentina 2, Bosnia-Herz. 1. Argentina has won six straight #WorldCup openers.
Goals and Assists
|45'||Karim Benzema (PK)|
|48'||Noel Valladares (OG)|
Assisted By: Patrice Evra
Reason: Unsporting behaviour
World Cup at Estadio Beira-Rio
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