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FIFA U17 World Cup: Key stats & numbers from matches held in Kochi 

538   //    25 Oct 2017, 00:44 IST

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Abel Ruiz scores against Iran in the FIFA U-17 World Cup quarterfinal clash held in Kochi

Indian city Kochi hosted a total of 8 international matches in the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup. These matches also included a marquee Brazil v Spain clash. We take a look at the key stats and numbers from the eight games.

3 - Spain's Abel Ruiz emerged the top scorer with 3 goals from 4 matches. The FC Barcelona striker struck a brace in the 4-0 win over Niger. Brenner, Paulinho, Lincoln, Cesar Gelabert and Sergio Gomez have all scored 2 goals each.

23 - Kochi witnessed a total of 23 goals in the World Cup. Out of those, 12 were scored in the first half and 11 in the second.

15 - Players on the goalscorers list in the city. Spain had 5 players, Brazil had 4, Germany had 3 and one each from Niger, Iran, and Guinea.

123 - A total of 123 players featured at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the city. Pyongyang International Football School had the highest turnout with 8 players, while North Korea's Ryomyong SC came second with 6 players. European champions Real Madrid came third with 5 players.

15,032 - Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium's average attendance was 15032. This was due to the combination of limited capacity and poor fan turn-out. The quarterfinal clash between Spain and Iran witnessed the highest attendance - 28,436, while the Niger v DPR Korea game attracted the lowest number of people, which was 2,754.

66% - Brazil's dominant performances against DPR Korea and Honduras helped them to notch the highest possession rate at the stadium. Spain came second with 61%.

5 - The highest number of goals scored in Kochi within the 15 minutes. Three of them belonged to defending Euro U-17 Champions, Spain.

1 - Brazil's Lincoln was the only player to score a header in Kochi (against DPR Korea). Sergio Gomez's 25-yard strike against Iran was the lone goal scored from outside the box. Sahverdi Cetin's injury-time goal against Guinea was the only goal scored fr.

78 - Eight teams combined to produce 78 corners from 8 matches. Spain topped the chart with 33, while Brazil and Guinea had 9 each.

160 - A total of 160 fouls were committed. Spain recorded the highest number of fouls at 37 in 4 games. DPR Korea came second with 27 and Brazil third with 26.

21 players received a yellow card and were cautioned. DPR Korea has 5 players in the list, while Spain and Niger have 4 each.

1- DPR Korea's Paek Kwang-Min was the only player to receive a red card.

2 - DPR Korea and Honduras were the only teams to not to score at the venue.

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