Throughout the history of the World Cup up to 2018, 2,548 goals were scored in 900 matches. The tournament has been the scene of some of the most famous goals in soccer history, such as the two scored by Diego Maradona during the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, known as “The Hand of God” and “The Goal of the Century.”
What is the World Cup with the most goals?
According to FIFA, the 1998 World Cup in France and Brazil 2014 are the editions that have recorded the most goals, with 171 goals scored in the 64 games played. The lowest number was in the first two editions, 1930 and 1934, with 70 goals, although the first edition had 18 games, one more than the second.
It is worth mentioning that if we take into account the number of games, the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland stands out, with 140 scores in just 26 games, that is, with an average of 5.38 goals per game.