TEAM-BY-TEAM SUMMARIES

FIFA ranking points are given with their position in brackets e.g. England 1041 (13) means that England have 1041 ranking points and are ranked 13^{th} in the World.

**Algeria **

FIFA ranking: 800 (26) from 907 (19) one year ago

1 of 7 teams to score in every qualifying match

Scored the largest proportion of goals from long balls: 19%

**Argentina**

FIFA ranking: 1251 (3) from 1349 (3) one year ago

Scored the largest proportion of goals created from central positions: 77%

Kept the smallest proportion of clean sheets: 25%

**Australia**

FIFA ranking: 564 (59) from 719 (33) one year ago – 3rd biggest fallers of the 32 finalists and the lowest-ranked side in the tournament

Conceded the 2^{nd} largest proportion of goals from counter attacks: 25%

Scored the 2^{nd} highest proportion of goals in the final 15 minutes of matches: 52%

**Belgium**

FIFA ranking: 1098 (11) from 881 (20) one year ago – 3rd most improved of the 32 finalists

1 of 7 teams to score in every qualifying match

Conceded the largest proportion of goals created from the wings: 75%

1 of 6 teams not to have conceded more than once in a match

**Bosnia**

FIFA ranking: 886 (21) from 881 (20) one year ago

1 of 6 teams not to have conceded more than once in a match

1 of 4 teams not to have dropped any points from winning positions

Scored 3 or more goals in the 2^{nd} largest proportion of matches: 60%

**Brazil**

FIFA ranking: 1102 (10) from 994 (13) one year ago

Conceded the 2^{nd} largest proportion of goals from outside the area: 47%

Scored 2 or more goals in the 3^{rd} highest proportion of matches: 84$

**Cameroon**

FIFA ranking: 612 (51) from 520 (61) one year ago

Scored the 3^{rd} fewest goals per match: 1.29

Conceded the highest proportion of goals from corners: 50%

**Chile**

FIFA ranking: 1014 (15) from 853 (21) one year ago – 4th most improved of the 32 finalists

3^{rd} largest proportion of goals from inside the 6 yard box: 43%

Conceded the most goals per match: 1.56

**Colombia**

FIFA ranking: 1200 (4) from 1110 (8) one year ago

Scored the 2^{nd} smallest proportion of goals from headers: 4%

1 of 3 teams not to score from a corner

**Costa Rica**

FIFA ranking: 738 (31) from 509 (64) one year ago – 2nd most improved of the 32 finalists

Failed to score in the 2^{nd} highest proportion of matches: 31%

Scored the 4^{th} highest proportion of headed goals: 33%

**Croatia**

FIFA ranking: 971 (16) from 1078 (10) one year ago

Largest proportion of goals from inside the 6 yard box: 43%

1 of 2 teams not to score more than twice in any matches

Scored the fewest goals per match: 1.17

**Ecuador**

FIFA ranking: 852 (23) from 951 (17) one year ago

Scored the largest proportion of goals from headers: 45%

Scored the 2^{nd} fewest goals per match: 1.25

**England**

FIFA ranking: 1041 (13) from 1167 (6) one year ago – 5^{th} biggest fallers of the 32 finalists

1 of 6 teams not to have conceded more than once in a match

Scored the 6^{th} highest proportion of goals from outside the box: 19%

Conceded the highest proportion of goals from corners: 50%

**France**

FIFA ranking: 893 (19) from 938 (18) one year ago

Scored the 3rd largest proportion of goals from outside the area: 24%

Failed to score in the 3^{rd} highest proportion of matches: 30%

**Germany**

FIFA ranking: 1318 (2) from 1421 (2) one year ago

1 of 2 teams to score at least 2 goals in every match

Scored the 3^{rd} largest proportion of goals created from central positions: 69%

Scored the most goals per match: 3.60

**Ghana**

FIFA ranking: 849 (24) from 762 (29) one year ago

Scored the 3^{rd} most goals per match: 3.13

Scored the 4^{th} largest proportion of goals from inside the 6 yard box: 36%

**Greece**

FIFA ranking: 1055 (12) from 1004 (12) one year ago

1 of 4 teams not to have conceded a goal from outside the penalty area

1 of 3 teams not to score from a corner

**Honduras**

FIFA ranking: 688 (41) from 572 (56) one year ago

Failed to score in the highest proportion of matches: 38%

Conceded the 6^{th} lowest proportion of goals down their left flank: 13%

**Iran**

FIFA ranking: 650 (45) from 611 (44) one year ago

1 of 4 teams not to have conceded a goal from outside the penalty area

Scored the highest proportion of goals from set pieces: 40%

Conceded the highest proportion of goals from set pieces: 57%

Conceded the highest proportion of goals from inside the 6 yard box: 57%

**Italy**

FIFA ranking: 1120 (7) from 1169 (5) one year ago

Scored the 2^{nd} largest proportion of goals from headers: 42%

Scored the 4^{th} lowest proportion of goals from outside the penalty area: 5%

**Ivory Coast**

FIFA ranking: 918 (17) from 974 (15) one year ago

1 of 7 teams to score in every qualifying match

Scored the largest proportion of goals in the first 15 minutes of matches: 26%

**Japan**

FIFA ranking: 638 (48) from 810 (24) one year ago – 2nd biggest fallers of the 32 finalists

Scored the 4^{th} lowest proportion of goals in the first 15 minutes of matches: 7%

Scored the 7^{th} highest proportion of headed goals: 30%

**Mexico**

FIFA ranking: 892 (20) from 984 (14) one year ago

Conceded the 5^{th} lowest proportion of goals from outside the area: 7%

Scored the 4^{th} highest proportion of goals in the final 15 minutes of matches: 35%

**Netherlands**

FIFA ranking: 1106 (9) from 1128 (7) one year ago

1 of 2 teams to score at least 2 goals in every match

Scored the 2^{nd} largest proportion of goals from outside the area: 24%

Conceded the 3rd largest proportion of goals from outside the area: 40%

Scored the 3^{rd} most goals per match: 3.40

**Nigeria**

FIFA ranking: 710 (36) from 553 (57) one year ago – 5th most improved of the 32 finalists

1 of 7 teams to score in every qualifying match

Scored the largest proportion of goals from outside the area: 36%

Conceded the largest proportion of goals from outside the area: 50%

Scored the highest proportion of goals in the final 15 minutes of matches: 64%

**Portugal**

FIFA ranking: 1172 (5) from 1178 (4) one year ago

Scored the highest proportion of goals from corners: 25%

Scored the 3^{rd} highest proportion of goals in the final 15 minutes of matches: 52%

**Russia**

FIFA ranking: 870 (22) from 1084 (9) one year ago – biggest fallers of the 32 finalists

1 of 6 teams not to have conceded more than once in a match

1 of 4 teams not to have conceded a goal from outside the penalty area

**South Korea**

FIFA ranking: 577 (54) from 728 (32) one year ago – 4th biggest fallers of the 32 finalists

Scored the 2nd largest proportion of goals from long balls: 19%

Conceded the 2^{nd} highest proportion of goals from set pieces: 55%

**Spain**

FIFA ranking: 1507 (1) from 1564 (1) one year ago

1 of 7 teams to score in every qualifying match

Scored the largest proportion of goals created from central positions: 71%

Didn’t score a single goal from outside the area

1 of 6 teams not to have conceded more than once in a match

**Switzerland**

FIFA ranking: 1113 (8) from 966 (16) one year ago

Kept the largest proportion of clean sheets: 70%

Scored the 6^{th} highest proportion of goals from free kicks: 18%

**Uruguay**

FIFA ranking: 1132 (6) from 1047 (11) one year ago

Scored the 3^{rd} largest proportion of goals created from set pieces: 33%

Kept the 2^{nd} smallest proportion of clean sheets: 27%

Conceded the 2^{nd} most goals per match: 1.39

**USA**

FIFA ranking: 1019 (14) from 776 (27) one year ago – most improved of the 32 finalists

2^{nd} largest proportion of goals from inside the 6 yard box: 43%

Concede the 4^{th} highest proportion of goals from free kicks: 29%

Source: The Press Association.