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The World Cup in Numbers

By Zahid Mahmood and Brad Yendle

Published July 6, 2018

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Meters is the height of Croatian goalkeeper Lovre Kalinić -- the tallest player at the World Cup.

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184

Appearances for Egypt’s Ahmed Hassan -- the most capped player of all time.

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77

Goals scored by Pelé for Brazil, the country’s highest ever scorer.

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71

Uruguay's Óscar Tabárez is the second-oldest coach in World Cup history behind Otto Rehhagel.

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Players at these finals were born in France.

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48

Was the age of Rashidi Yekini when he passed away. He was Nigeria’s first ever World Cup goalscorer.

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Is the age of the youngest players participating at Russia 2018. Northern Ireland's Norman Whiteside holds the record for the youngest ever player at a finals (1982) -- 17 years and 41 days.

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Goals at the World Cup finals by Germany's Miroslav Klose is a record.

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Players come from Manchester City, the largest number to feature from one club. This is followed by Real Madrid (15) and Barcelona (14).

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Juventus players, despite Italy failing to qualify.

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7

Days is how long the World Cup trophy went missing for in 1966.

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Players have scored on their birthday in World Cup history, with one being France's Patrick Vieira in 2006.

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Brazil has won the World Cup the most times.

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Number of times Peru's Paolo Guerrero won the Copa America golden boot. He nearly missed out on Russia 2018 after testing positive for the cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine.

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