25 players. 7 countries. 195 matches. 1427 goals.
You can draw some conclusions about the tournament by watching these interesting charts:
(NOTE: The Game of Shame & Playouts were not included
in the statistics calculations)
WC 2002 STATS
WC 2001&2002 STATS
The table below shows the statistics of all the players who have participated in the two world cups, sorted by the points they earned:
Same as above, only this time the players are sorted by points/games (maximum being, of course, 3):
DID YOU KNOW THAT:
-All 28 goals in World Cup finals were scored from inside the box
-Only 11 players participated in both world cups
-Rikki Fullarton has the best goal average with 6.32 goals per game
-Gianluca Troiano has the best defence with 1.40 goals per game
-Alkis Polyrakis has played the most World Cup matches (37) and has the most victories (28). He is also the top scorer with 195 goals.
-Steve Camber has the most draws (8)
-Mark Elliott and Anthony Kyne have the most defeats (14)
-Out of the players that were in both world cups, Steve Camber has the best defence average with 2.14
-Out of the players that were in both world cups, Vasilis Kafiris is the only one who didn't get a single draw! 12 victories and 13 defeats in 25 games.
-In the Play-outs semi-finals, Mark and Yakos were not supposed to play a
third match. According to the rules, they had to play extra time & (if needed)
penalty kicks. They didn't know that, so the first extra time in the world
cups never occured.