Costa strike keeps 2018 World Cup waiting for first goalless draw
Diego Costa's solitary strike in Spain's win over Iran on Wednesday ensured the 2018 World Cup has not seen a 0-0 draw during the first 20 games.
The last time this happened was the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland, which did not see a goalless draw during the 26-game tournament.
Russia 2018 got off to a fast start with the host nation crushing Saudi Arabia 5-0 on June 14, with Spain and Portugal then playing out a pulsating 3-3 draw the following day.
While there has not been a glut of goals in the games since, fans can at least enjoy the fact they are yet to experience a scoreless stalemate.
0 - There have been no 0-0 draws in any of the 20 games at the 2018 World Cup so far - the last time that this happened was in 1954 (no 0-0's in the 26-game tournament). Goals.#IRNESP #ESP #IRN #WorldCup— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 20, 2018