World Cup 2014: 10 interesting facts

2014-06-22 15:00

1?145 passes: Spain is the best passing team

34 attempts: Côte d’Ivoire is the best attacking team

66 attempts: Colombia is the best defending team 92.1%pass completion rate: Japan’s Hotaru Yamaguchi is the player with the most passes completed (129 in total)

9?078m: The distance covered by Uruguay’s Álvaro Pereira, making him the top runner at a top speed of 33.1km/h

18: The number of coaches that are guiding their countries of birth at the World Cup

»The number also represents the age of Cameroon’s Fabrice Olinga, who is the youngest player at this year’s tournament 100%: Russia’s players – a record at Brazil 2014 – play in the country’s domestic leagues

43: Colombia goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón became the tournament’s oldest player when he turned 43 yesterday

68: Russia coach Fabio Capello celebrated his birthday on Wednesday and became the oldest coach at this year’s tournament.

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