FIFA World Cup 2018: Stats of the Day – Day 14

The former French defender, Laurent Blanc.

Greetings readers! We bring to you today’s edition of FIFA’s “Stats of the Day” feature. Read about all the interesting trivia associated with your favourite footballers and teams right here.

Here is an excerpt of FIFA’s “Stats of the Day”: 

  • 1958 – France overpower Germany FR 6-3 in the match for third place with help from four goals by Just Fontaine. The French forward finishes the tournament as the top scorer with 13 goals, which remains the highest individual tally netted in a single edition of the FIFA World Cup.
  • 1994 – Two records are set during Russia’s 6-1 win over Cameroon. Firstly, Russia’s Oleg Salenko bags five goals, the most by any player in a single FIFA World Cup match. In addition, Cameroon’s Roger Milla becomes the oldest goalscorer at a FIFA World Cup at the age of 42 years and 39 days.
  • 1998 – France’s Laurent Blanc fires the first golden goal in FIFA World Cup history, in the 114th minute of a round-of-16 match against Paraguay.

To read more click here: FIFA Stats of the Day: June 28


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