A remarkable victory for IR Iran.
Asian football is flying at the World Cup
Most chances created in a single World Cup game across the last two tournaments:
◉ 8 - Mehdi Taremi vs. Wales
◎ 7 - Mesut Özil vs. South Korea
◎ 7 - Neymar vs. Belgium
◎ 7 - Kieran Trippier vs. Belgium
Iran’s No.9 is so much more than a No.9.
Iran tossed coach Carlos Queiroz in the air after their late win against Wales
98 - Roozbeh Cheshmi’s goal (97:56) against Wales was the latest match-winning strike scored in any World Cup game (excl. extra-time) since exact goal times are available for the competition (from 1966). Stoppage.
The first red card of the 2022 World Cup.
Boulaye Dia gets Senegal off the mark at the 2022 World Cup
The only way to celebrate your third win in World Cup history
Senegal are the first African team to win at this World Cup
Qatar are the first host nation to lose multiple group stage games in a single World Cup
6 - Enner Valencia is the joint-top scorer in the #FIFAWorldCup since the 2014 tournament, even though he didn’t feature in the 2018 edition. Indeed, only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have scored as many group stage goals as Valencia (6) in this period. Inspired.
Ecuador have scored six goals in their last two World Cup tournaments:
He’s done it again!
2 - The Netherlands have attempted just two shots against Ecuador, the fewest recorded for a European nation in a single World Cup match since 1966. Dammed.