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World Cup 2018 - The Vital Statistics

France winning the FIFA World Cup this year was something of an upset to say the least. The country has a fine sporting tradition, and a pretty good football team as well, but they weren't one of the firm favourites to win this year.

This is perhaps what made the final so exciting. The team won all of their group stage games, something which last happened for them 20 years ago.

Kylian Mbappe was a big part of the team's success this year. He had five shots in this year's Cup and was on target for all five. Three of them resulted in a goal being scored for France. This is something that no other teen had managed since 1958, when legendary Pele scored six goals.

We've got even more of these great statistics for you, thanks to the people from Betting Sites who provided an interesting infographic below. Check it out directly after this post.

Football Is Not Played Only By Champions

Don't worry if France isn't your favourite team. The infographic contains the stats for all of the top 16 teams that competed for the title of World Champions this year. You get all the pertinent facts about the top teams presented in an easy-to-read, digestible format.

Check it out if you want to become something of a world-class expert on the FIFA World Cup for 2018. You'll be able to amaze your friends with a lot of information aside from just the statistics.

Did you know, for example, that Brazil has competed in every World Cup since 1930? Or that it has been the winning team more often than any others?

If you're in a fantasy Football league, or even if you want to get a glimpse of what we might expect in the next World Cup, check out the vital statistics for each team. You'll get an insight into how the teams hold up under the pressure of these world-class events and a feeling for how well your team measures up.

Can you predict the winner of the next World Cup? Let us know in the comments below.

Essential information about the 2018 World Cup

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