FIFA U17 World Cup: All the stats and numbers from the most-attended U17 World Cup ever
So, India has scripted its name in footballing history after hosting their first ever FIFA tournament. Along the way, the love for the football showed by Indian football fans was just a treat to watch. Now the dream journey is over and England have been crowned as the FIFA U17 world champions after an unlikely comeback, thrashing Spain 5-2 in the final. Here we bring you the best stats and numbers from the tournament.
8 - Rhian Brewster, the Golden Boot winner, was tournament's top goal scorer with 8 goals in just 6 games and also assisted 1, involved in 9 goals in total. The Liverpool starlet managed to play 540 minutes. He was followed by Lassana Ndiaye and Abel Ruiz with 6 goals each.
23 - England! Most number of goals scored by a team in the tournament in 7 matches averaging more than 7.5 goals per game.
184 - Attempts made by Mali in the whole tournament which includes 16 goals scored, 44 shots blocked by the opposition, 41 shots saved and 83 shots off the target. Own goals are not included.
29 - Shield! Gabriel Brazao with the most number of saves in the tournament. He only conceded 5 goals. He also won the Golden Glove award.
3.5 - Number of goals scored per game in the tournament.
14 - Most number of yellow cards given to Mali, who committed 95 fouls. Iran follow with 10 yellows to their name with 66 fouls committed.
3 - Mali. Most number of penalties conceded.
1,347,130 - Record number of total attendance in a FIFA U17 World Cup tournament, that is approx. 25,900 per game. The craze for football is growing in India.
66684 - Attendance in the final of the FIFA U17 World Cup at the Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata, "The Mecca of football in India."
Brazil - Fair Play Award winner.
The journey of FIFA U-17 World Cup in India may be over but it has left an indelible mark on every football fan in India. People showed their support and love to every team which went on the ground. This may be a seen as a beginning of the footballing revolution in India.