FIFA World Cup Records – Goals Scored In Each Tournament Since 1938

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Here we show you the number of goals scored in each World Cup tournament since 1938

Which nation will lift the 2022 FIFA World Cup trophy? The tournament is set to start in November this year and we will see a lot of exciting matches just like Euro 2020.

There are a lots of goals scored in each World Cup tournament since 1938. This article will tell you about the the number of goals scored in each World Cup tournament since 1938.

Goals Scored In Each Tournament

  • 1930: 70 goals in 18 matches (15 group matches, 3 knockout matches)
  • 1934: 70 goals in 17 matches (15 knockout matches, 1 third place play-off, 1 replay)
  • 1938: 84 goals in 18 matches (14 knockout matches, 1 third place play-off, 3 replays)
  • 1950: 88 goals in 22 matches (22 group matches)
  • 1954: 140 goals in 26 matches (16 group matches, 7 knockout matches, 1 third place play-off, 2 progress play-offs)
  • 1958: 126 goals in 35 matches (24 group matches, 7 knockout matches, 1 third place play-off, 3 progress play-offs)
  • 1962: 89 goals in 32 matches (24 group matches, 7 knockout matches, 1 third place play-off)
  • 1966: 89 goals in 32 matches (24 group matches, 7 knockout matches, 1 third place play-off)
  • 1970: 95 goals in 32 matches (24 group matches, 7 knockout matches, 1 third place play-off)
  • 1974: 97 goals in 38 matches (36 group matches, 1 final, 1 third place play-off)
  • 1978: 102 goals in 38 matches (36 group matches, 1 final, 1 third place play-off)
  • 1982: 146 goals in 52 matches (48 group matches, 3 knockout matches, 1 third place play-off)
  • 1986: 132 goals in 52 matches (36 group matches, 15 knockout matches, 1 third place play-off)
  • 1990: 115 goals in 52 matches (36 group matches, 15 knockout matches, 1 third place play-off)
  • 1994: 141 goals in 52 matches (36 group matches, 15 knockout matches, 1 third place play-off)
  • 1998: 171 goals in 64 matches (48 group matches, 15 knockout matches, 1 third place play-off)
  • 2002: 161 goals in 64 matches (48 group matches, 15 knockout matches, 1 third place play-off)
  • 2006: 147 goals in 64 matches (48 group matches, 15 knockout matches, 1 third place play-off)
  • 2010: 145 goals in 64 matches (48 group matches, 15 knockout matches, 1 third place play-off)
  • 2014: 171 goals in 64 matches (48 group matches, 15 knockout matches, 1 third place play-off)
  • 2018: 169 goals in 64 matches (48 group matches, 15 knockout matches, 1 third place play-off)

The highest number of goals were scored in 1998 and 2014 World Cup when the fans witnessed a total of 171 strikes in jus 64 matches of the tournament. A total of 15 knockout games are being played in every World Cup since 1990.

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The least number of goals were scored in 1930 and 1934 World Cup but the number of games played in both of those tournaments didn’t even cross the mark of 20. Only 18 and 17 matches were played in each of them respectively.

The first time the goals tally crossed the mark of 100 was in 1954 World Cup when a total of 140 strikes were scored. It is considered as one of the best tournament campaigns ever.