The 2022 World Cup is officially underway, and there are already four players who have scored at least two goals, heating up the competition for the Golden Boot. Olivier Giroud of France is the most recent player to score a brace. He did so during France’s 4-1 victory over Australia in the opening match of the group stage. This victory tied him with Thierry Henry for the most goals ever scored while wearing the iconic Les Bleus shirt. Giroud now has 51 goals to his name.
Throughout the course of the competition in Qatar, we will be keeping tabs on some of the most interesting statistics, such as who is in the lead for the Golden Boot and who has the most assists and clean sheets. Sign up for our brand new newsletter that discusses the “beautiful game” in all of its illustrious aspects, including daily updates regarding the World Cup, right here while you are at it.
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Statistics from the World Cup
- 8 out of 64 matches were played.
- 22 goals have been scored in total.
- Average goals scored per game: 2.75; average minutes per goal: 31.8; braces scored: 4; hat tricks achieved: 0; own goals scored: 0; penalty kick success rate: 100% (four out of five);
The statistics of the player (leaderboard)