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Performance Against FIFA Ranking at Euro 2012

The Euro 2012 Football Tournament has reached the Final game.

FIFA published its rankings on 6 June before the start of the Tournament.

The Final will be played between Spain (ranked 1) and Italy (ranked 12).

In the Tournament the result of each game was one of the following:

The outcomes were:

Amongst the observations that can be made about FIFA ranking and performance at Euro 2012:

  • Spain played to its ranking status
  • Netherlands lost three times, two of these losses were to lower ranked teams.
  • Italy played above its ranking status.
  • The two host nations played above their rankings in three of the six games.

The official website visualisation of the path to the Final is:

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Goal Scoring at Euro 2012: Matchday 3

The Group Stage of Euro 2012 has concluded.

Fourteen goals were scored in the third and final group round of Euro 2012 (Matchday 3).

The goal scorers were:

Matchday 3: 14 goals

Time

Goal Scorer Team Opponent

11

Van der Waart Netherlands Portugal

19

Podolski Germany Denmark

24

Krohn-Dehli Denmark Germany

28

Ronaldo Portugal Netherlands

35

Cassano Italy Ireland

45+2

Karagounis Greece Russia

48

Rooney England Ukraine

54

Ibrahimovic Sweden France

72

Jiracek Czech Republic Poland

74

Crstiano Ronaldo Portugal Netherlands

80

Bender Germany Denmark

88

Navas Spain Croatia

90

Balotelli Italy Ireland

90+1

Larsson Sweden France

These goals were scored in the following quarters of the games.

The pattern of scoring by Quarter in the Group Games was:

Sixty goals have been scored in the Group Stage of the Tournament.

The goal scorers were:

Time

Goal Scorer Team Opponent

3

Mandzukic Croatia Ireland

3

Jiracek Czech Republic Greece

4

Torres Spain Ireland

6

Pilar Czech Republic Greece

11

Van der Waart Netherlands Portugal

15

Dzagoev Russia Czech Republic

17

Lewandowski Poland Greece

19

St Ledger Ireland Croatia

19

Podolski Germany Denmark

23

Carroll England Sweden

24

Shirokov Russia Czech Republic

24

Krohn-Dehli Denmark Netherlands

24

Pepe Portugal Denmark

24

Gomez Germany Netherlands

24

Krohn-Dehli Denmark Germany

28

Ronaldo Portugal Netherlands

30

Lescott England France

35

Cassano Italy Ireland

36

Helder Postiga Portugal Denmark

37

Dzagoev Russia Poland

38

Gomez Germany Netherlands

39

Nasri France England

39

Pirio Italy Croatia

41

Bendtner Denmark Portugal

43

Jelavic Croatia Ireland

45+2

Karagounis Greece Russia

48

Rooney England Ukraine

49

Mandzukic Croatia Ireland

49

Silva Spain Ireland

49

Johnson (og) Sweden England

51

Salpingidis Greece Poland

52

Pilaf Czech Republic Russia

52

Ibrahimovic Sweden Ukraine

53

Gekas Greece Czech Republic

53

Menez France Ukraine

54

Ibrahimovic Sweden France

55

Shevchenko Ukraine Sweden

57

Blaszcykowski Poland Russia

57

Cabaye France Ukraine

59

Mellberg Sweden England

61

Di Natale Italy Spain

62

Shevchenko Ukraine Sweden

64

Fabregas Spain Italy

64

Walcott England Sweden

70

Torres Spain Ireland

72

Gomez Germany Portugal

72

Mandzukic Croatia Italy

72

Jiracek Czech Republic Poland

73

Van Persie Netherlands Germany

74

Crstiano Ronaldo Portugal Netherlands

78

Welbeck England Sweden

79

Dzagoev Russia Czech Republic

80

Bendtner Denmark Portugal

80

Bender Germany Denmark

82

Pavlyuchenko Russia Czech Republic

83

Fabregas Spain Ireland

87

Varela Portugal Denmark

88

Navas Spain Croatia

90

Balotelli Italy Ireland

90+1

Larsson Sweden France

The results of the Group Games by FIFA Ranking (6 June 2012) were:

Legend:

Information about Matchday 1 can be found here.

Information about Matchday 2 can be found here.

The Euro 2012 website has a visualisation of the Group Stage outcomes:

 


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Goal Scoring at Euro 2012: Matchday 2

Twenty-six goals were scored in the second group round of Euro 2012 (Matchday 2).

The goal scorers in Matchday 2 games were:

Matchday 2: 26 goals

Time

Goal Scorer Team Opponent

3

Jiracek Czech Republic Greece

4

Torres Spain Ireland

6

Pilar Czech Republic Greece

23

Carroll England Sweden

24

Pepe Portugal Denmark

24

Gomez Germany Netherlands

36

Helder Postiga Portugal Denmark

37

Dzagoev Russia Poland

38

Gomez Germany Netherlands

39

Pirio Italy Croatia

41

Bendtner Denmark Portugal

49

Silva Spain Ireland

49

Johnson (og) Sweden England

53

Gekas Greece Czech Republic

53

Menez France Ukraine

57

Blaszcykowski Poland Russia

57

Cabaye France Ukraine

59

Mellberg Sweden England

64

Walcott England Sweden

70

Torres Spain Ireland

72

Mandzukic Croatia Italy

73

Van Persie Netherlands Germany

78

Welbeck England Sweden

80

Bendtner Denmark Portugal

83

Fabregas Spain Ireland

87

Varela Portugal Denmark

These goals were scored in the following quarters of the games.

Overall the scoring patterns after Matchday 1 and 2 are:

Information about Euro Matchday 1 can be found here.


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Goal Scoring at Euro 2012: Matchday 1

Twenty goals were scored in the first group round of Euro 2012 (Matchday 1).

Time

Goal Scorer Team Opponent

3

Mandzukic Croatia Ireland

15

Dzagoev Russia Czech Republic

17

Lewandowski Poland Greece

19

St Ledger Ireland Croatia

24

Shirokov Russia Czech Republic

24

Krohn-Dehli Denmark Netherlands

30

Lescott England France

39

Nasri France England

43

Jelavic Croatia Ireland

49

Mandzukic Croatia Ireland

51

Salpingidis Greece Poland

52

Pilaf Czech Republic Russia

52

Ibrahimovic Sweden Ukraine

55

Shevchenko Ukraine Sweden

61

Di Natale Italy Spain

62

Shevchenko Ukraine Sweden

64

Fabregas Spain Italy

72

Gomez Germany Portugal

79

Dzagoev Russia Czech Republic

82

Pavlyuchenko Russia Czech Republic

These goals were scored in the following quarters of the games.

The performance against FIFA ranking (6 June 2012) was:

in which:

Information about Matchday 2 can be found here.


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Performance at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Summary

The 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup was played in Germany from 26 June to 17 July.

The official website provided information about the Tournament and shared performance data (the English language website is here).

The Group games in this Tournament were played in four pools of four teams.

Information about the Group games can be found here.

Eight teams qualified for the Knockout stage of the Tournament.

Information about the Knockout stage can be found here.

  • 86 goals were scored in the 32 games of the Tournament
  • The team that scored the first goal won 24 games, drew 2 games and lost 5 games of the 32 games played. There was one 0-0 draw.
  •  The higher FIFA ranked team (18 March 2011 ranking) won 22 games, drewn 3 games and lost 7 games of the 32 games played.
  •  There were 3 penalty shoot outs in the Tournament.


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Performance at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Knockout Games

The teams that qualified for the Knockout Stage of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in FIFA World Ranking order (18 March 2011) were:

  • USA (1)
  • Germany (2)
  • Brazil (3)
  • Japan (4)
  • Sweden (5)
  • France (7)
  • England (10)
  • Australia (11)

In the Knockout Stage:

26 goals were scored in the 8 games played.

The team that scored first won 5 games out of the 8 games played.

Exceptions

England (FIFA Rank 10) scored first against France (7) but lost (in a penalty shoot out after extra time was played).

Sweden (5) scored first against Japan (4) and lost.

USA (1) scored first against Japan (4) but lost (in a penalty shoot out after extra time was played).

The higher FIFA ranked team won 6 of the 8 games played:

Exceptions

Germany (2) lost to Japan (4)

USA (1) lost to Japan (4)

Goals scored in the Knockout Stage (team scoring goal in bold with link to video of the goals):

2 DAIANE (USA v Brazil) (own goal)

9 Lauren CHENEY (USA v France)

10 Josefine OQVIST (Sweden v Japan)

11 Therese SJOGRAN (Sweden v Australia)

16 Lisa DAHLKVIST (Sweden v Australia)

19 Nahomi KAWASUMI (Japan v Sweden)

29 Lotta SCHELIN (Sweden v France)

40 Ellyse PERRY (Australia v Sweden)

52 Lotta SCHELIN (Sweden v Australia)

55 Sonia BOMPASTOR (France v USA)

56 Elodie THOMIS (France v Sweden)

59 Jill SCOTT (England v France)

60 Homare SAWA (Japan v Sweden)

64 Nahomi KAWASUMI (Japan v Sweden)

68 MARTA (Brazil v USA)

69 Alex MORGAN (USA v Japan)

79 Abby WAMBACH (USA v France)

81 Aya MIYAMA (Japan v USA)

82 Alex MORGAN (USA v France)

82 Maria HAMMARSTROM (Sweden v France)

88 Elise BUSSAGLIA (France v England)

Extra Time Goals

92 MARTA (Brazil v USA) (Penalty)

104 Abby WAMBACH (USA v Japan)

108 Karina MARUYAMA (Japan v Germany)

117 Homare SAWA (Japan v USA)

120+2 Abby WAMBACH (USA v Brazil)

Penalty Shoot Outs

There were 3 penalty shoot outs in the Knockout Stage two in the quarter finals and one in the final:

France defeated England 4-3. France took the first penalty. Sequence:

0-0 (France miss), 0-1, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 2-3, 3-3, 3-3 (England miss), 4-3, 4-3 (England miss).

USA defeated Brazil 5-3. USA took the first penalty. Sequence:

1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 3-2 (Brazil miss), 4-2, 4-3, 5-3.

Japan defeated USA 3-1. USA took the first penalty. Sequence:

0-0 (USA miss), 0-1, 0-1 (USA miss), 0-1 (Japan miss), 0-1 (USA miss), 0-2, 1-2, 1-3.

Referees in the Knockout Stage:

Jenny Palmqvist (SWE) England v France (2 goals scored)

Quetzalli Avarado (MEX) Japan v Germany (1 goal)

Silvia Reyes (PER) Sweden v Australia (4 goals)

Jacqui Melksham (AUS) Brazil v USA (4 goals)

Kirsi Heikkinen (FIN) France v USA (4 goals)

Carol Anne CHENARD (CAN) Japan v Sweden (4 goals)

Kari SEITZ (USA) Sweden v France (3 goals)

Bibiana STEINHAUS (GER) Japan v USA (4 goals)


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Performance at the 2011 Asian Cup: Group Games

This post provides information about goal scoring in the Asian Cup 2011 Tournament in Qatar. Data from the Tournament can be found on the Official Website.

Goal Scoring

64 goals were scored at the 2011 Asian Cup in 24  Group games.

The team that scored first won in 18 games, drew in 3 games and lost in 2 games. There was one 0-0 draw.

Exceptions

Iraq scored first against Iran and lost.

Syria scored first against Jordan and lost.

0-0 Draw

DPR Korea v United Arab Emirates

Performance in Relation to FIFA Ranking

Higher FIFA ranked teams (December 2010 Rankings) in the tournament won 15 games, drew 4 games and lost 5 games (total games played = 24).

Exceptions

Saudi Arabia (ranked 81) lost to Syria (ranked 107).

Kuwait (ranked 102) lost to Uzbekistan (ranked 109).

China PR (ranked 87) lost to Qatar (ranked 114).

Saudi Arabia (ranked 81) lost to Jordan (ranked 104).

Kuwait (ranked 102) lost to Qatar (ranked 114).

Lower FIFA ranked teams (December 2010 Rankings) in the tournament won 5 games, drew 4 games and lost 15 games (total games played = 24).

Exceptions

Syria (ranked 104) defeated Saudi Arabia (ranked 81).

Uzbekistan (ranked 109) defeated Kuwait (ranked 102).

Qatar (ranked 114) defeated China PR (ranked 87).

Jordan (ranked 104) defeated Saudi Arabia (ranked 81).

Qatar (ranked 114) defeated Kuwait (ranked 102).

Goal Scorers

The time of goal, scorer and the game in which the goal was scored (scorer’s team in bold):

6 Yu (China PR v Uzbekistan)

6 Dong Won (South Korea v India)

8 Aaish (Bahrain v India)

8 Okazaki (Japan v Saudi Arabia)

9 Singh (India v Bahrain)

9 Ja Cheol (South Korea v India)

11 Mohammed (Qatar v Kuwait)

12 Cahill (Australia v India)

12 Chhetri (India v South Korea)

13 Mahmood (Iraq v Iran)

13 Okazaki (Japan v Saudi Arabia)

15 Al Zino (Syria v Jordan)

16 Abdulatif (Bahrain v India)

16 El Sayed (Qatar v Kuwait)

19 Abdulatif (Bahrain v India)

19 Maeda (Japan v Saudi Arabia)

22 Jassim (Iraq v DPR Korea)

23 Dong Won (South Korea v India)

24 Koo (South Korea v Australia)

25 Kewell (Australia v India)

27 Ahmed (Qatar v China PR)

30 Akhmedov (Uzbekistan v China PR)

30 Dyab (Jordan v Syria)

35 Hasebe (Japan v Syria)

35 Abdulatif (Bahrain v India)

37 Jedinak (Australia v Bahrain)

38 Al Husein (Syria v Saudi Arabia)

40 Koo (South Korea v Bahrain)

41 Shatskikh (Uzbekistan v Kuwait)

42 Rezaei (Iran v Iraq)

42 Abdelrahman (Jordan v Saudi Arabia)

45 Abdel Fattah (Jordan v Japan)

45 Holman (Australia v India)

45 Ahmed (Qatar v China PR)

46 Geynrikh (Uzbekistan v China PR)

49 Al Mutwa (Kuwait v Uzbekistan)

51 Maeda (Japan v Saudi Arabia)

52 Koo (South Korea v Bahrain)

56 Hao (China PR v Uzbekistan)

58 Akhmedov (Uzbekistan v Qatar)

58 Linpeng (China PR v Kuwait)

59 Al Saify (Jordan v Syria)

60 Al Jassem (Saudi Arabia v Syria)

62 Jedinak (Australia v South Korea)

62 Ansari Fard (Iran v DPR Korea)

63 Al Husein (Syria v Saudi Arabia)

65 Cahill (Australia v India)

65 Djeparov (Uzbekistan v Kuwait)

67 Zhuoxiang (China PR v Kuwait)

70 Afshin (Iran v United Arab Emirates)

76 Al Khatib (Syria v Japan)

77 Djeparov (Uzbekistan v Qatar)

77 Abdulatif (Bahrain v India)

80 Okazaki (Japan v Saudi Arabia)

81 Heung Min (South Korea v India)

82 Honda (Japan v Syria)

83 Nori (Iran v United Arab Emirates)

84 Mobali (Iran v Iraq)

85 Aaish (Bahrain v South Korea)

86 Fabio Cesar (Qatar v Kuwait)

90 Yoshida (Japan v Jordan)

90 Abbas (Iraq v United Arab Emirates)

90 Abbas (Iran v United Arab Emirates)

Asia Cup Matchcasts use a 0-90 minute running clock for goal times. I have used these times to allocate the goals scored into four quarters of the Group games (notionally 0-22, 23-45 (end of first half), 46-68, 69-90 (end of second half)).

Referees

The referees who officiated in the Group stages of the Tournament were:

Yuichi Nishimura (JPN) Qatar v Uzbekistan (2 goals), Iraq v United Arab Emirates (1 goal), Australia v Bahrain (1 goal)

Benjamin Williams (AUS) Kuwait v China PR (2 goals)

Abdul Malik (SIN) Japan v Jordan (2 goals), Qatar v Kuwait (3 goals)

Kim Dong-jin (KOR) Saudi Arabia v Syria (3 goals), China PR v Qatar (2 goals), United Arab Emirates v Iran (3 goals)

Ali Al Badwawi (UAE) Australia v India (4 goals), Jordan v Saudi Arabia (1 goal)

Abdullah Al Hilali (OMA) South Korea v Bahrain (3 goals), China PR v Uzbekistan (4 goals)

Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh (MAS) DPR Korea v United Arab Emirates (0 goals), Bahrain v India (7 goals), Iraq v DPR Korea (1 goal)

Ravshan Irmatov (UZB) Iraq v Iran (3 goals), Saudi Arabia v Japan (5 goals)

Nawaf Shukralla (BHR) Uzbekistan v Kuwait (3 goals), Iran v DPR Korea (1 goal)

Mohsen Torki (IRN) Syria v Japan (3 goals)

Abdulrahman Mohammed (QAT) Australia v South Korea (2 goals), Jordan v Syria (3 goals)

Khalil Al Ghamdi (KSA) South Korea v India (5 goals)

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