All Records Set Throughout the FIFA World Cup 2022

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29 Dec 2022

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The Football World Cup 2022 has ended following the tense final between defending Champions France and Messi’s Argentina, Today we will list down all of the new and broken records that were set throughout the World Cup 2022,

Starting with Alphonso Davies helping his team qualify for the World Cup for the second time in the nation’s history, ending a 36-year drought. He also scored the fastest goal at the 2022 Qatar World Cup clocking in at 68 seconds, However, this does not even make the top ten fastest goals in the World Cup.

These are the fastest-ever World Cup goals

1st place: Hakan Sukur, Turkey-Korea Republic, 2002 (0:11)

2nd: Vaclav Masek, Czechoslovakia-Mexico, 1962 (0:15)

3rd: Ernest Lehner, Germany-Austria, 1934 (0:25)

4th: Bryan Robson, England-France, 1982 (0:28)

5th: Clint Dempsey, USA-Ghana, 2014 (0:30)

6th: Bernard Lacombe, France-Italy, 1978 (0:31)

7th: Arne Nyberg, Sweden-Hungary, 1938 (0:35) 7th: Emile Veinante, France-Belgium, 1938 (0:35)

8th: Adalbert Desu, Romania-Peru, 1930 (0:50) 8th: Seung Zin Pak, Korea DPR-Portugal, 1966 (0:50)

9th: Celso Ayala, Paraguay-Nigeria, 1998 (0:52)

10th: Mathias Jorgensen, Denmark-Croatia, 2018 (0:55)

Biggest World Cup Win in Spain’s History, 7th in the world.

Secondly, Spain’s thrash of Costa Rica was the biggest Win in Spain’s History and the 7th biggest in WC history, beating them 7-0, Gavi also was the only player that was born in 2004 that scored in Qatar 2022 World Cup as he scored in the 74th minute.

Most goals on an international level for France

Then Comes Oliver Giroud, With his goal at the end of the first half of France’s round-of-16 clash against Poland, Olivier Giroud became France’s all-time leading goalscorer with 52 goals, which he later extended to 53 with his headed winner in the quarter-final against England.

The 36-year-old drew level with Thierry Henry’s previous mark of 51 when he scored twice in the 4-1 win over Australia.

Here are the top three goalscorers for France,

1 – Oliver Giroud – 53 goals

2 – Thierry Henry – 51 goals

3 – Antoine Griezmann – 42 goals

France’s all-time top appearance maker

The French Captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris became his nation’s all-time top appearance maker, The Tottenham goalkeeper won his 143rd cap in the quarter-final win over England, moving him ahead of Lilian Thuram. Lloris took his tally to 144 in the semi-final against Morocco and then to 145 in the final.

Here are the top three appearance makers for France:
1 – Hugo Lloris – 145 appearances

2 – Lilian Thuram – 142 appearances

3 – Thierry Henry – 123 appearances

First Host Nation to lose opening match

One of the negative records, unlucky for Qatar they were the first host nation to lose their first match against Ecuador losing 2-0 with Enner Valencia scoring a brace.

Wayne Hennessey: First red in Qatar, third ever for a goalkeeper

Wales’ goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey became the first player at FIFA World Cup 2022 to see a red card after he collided with Iran’s Mehdi Taremi.

The card shown was initially yellow before it was upgraded to red. Hennessey is now the third goalkeeper in World Cup history to be sent off with a red card.

Below are the other two,

Wayne Hennessey (Wales, 2022)
Gianluca Pagliuca (Italy, 1994)
Itumeleng Khune (South Africa, 2010)

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Enner Valencia becomes only the fourth man in history to score six World Cup goals in a row for Ecuador
Enner Valencia‘s goal against the Netherlands was his sixth World Cup goal in a row for Ecuador – no other Ecuadorian player had scored in the meantime. He scored all three of Ecuador’s goals in the group stage of the World Cup in 2014. for they did not qualify for the 2018 edition in Russia.

Here are all four
Portugal’s Eusebio in 1996.
Italy’s Paolo Rossi in 1982.
Russia’s Oleg Salenko in 1994.

Lewandowski finally ends World Cup drought
Lewandowski was unable to hide his emotions as he score his first ever world cup goal to seal the win for Poland in the 82nd minute, The 34-year-old had gone five World Cup games without a goal and missed a penalty in his team’s opening Group C game against Mexico.

He now has over 600 career goals and equaled Pele’s tally of 77 strikes and 78 after scoring against France.

Morocco becomes the first Arab, Muslim, African team to reach the Semi-finals after a beautiful World Cup performance beating Ronaldo’s Portugal, Spain, and Belgium, although they lost in the semi-finals and the third place play off and finished 4th after losing to Croatia 2-1

Mbappe, a player that cannot be talked about less gave his all in the world cup penalty scoring a hattrick and later converting his penalty in the shoot-out set records too, with 10 minutes left in the World Cup Final, France was down 2-0 when they were awarded a penalty, Mbappe easily converted it and made it 2-1, a minute later, an unimaginable volley was the goal that leveled both sides as it was clear, this was going in extra time. In the 111th minute, Messi scored to make it 3-2 and soon Mbappe converted another penalty and equalized again after scoring a hattrick in a World Cup Final, however, this is not the first time this has happened but the second, joining Geoff Hurst who did it for England back in 1966.

Cristiano Ronaldo, A legend, although, he did not win the world cup, he still set some records, starting with being the first man to score in five world Cups after scoring a penalty against group H rivals Ghana.

At 37 years and 292 days old on 24 November, with that goal, Ronaldo became the oldest player to score for Portugal at the World Cup. He also holds the record for being the youngest, having scored for his nation at the 2006 World Cup at 21 years and 132 days old.

After he was announced in the starting lineup against Ghana, he joined Lionel Messi, Lothar Matthäus, Antonio Carbajal, and Rafael Márquez to be part of the only men to play in 5 different world cups.

Pepe becomes 2nd oldest outfield player in World Cup after starting against Uruguay

Portugal’s 39-year-old center-back Pepe has become the second oldest outfield player in World Cup after starting in his country’s win over Uruguay, Cameroon’s Roger Milla remains the oldest as he played in the World Cup 1994 in the USA aged 42. Egypt’s goalie Essam El-Hadary is still the record holder. He was 45 when he played in the World Cup 2018.And Pepe also became the second oldest player to score at a World Cup when he headed in a corner for a 2-0 lead in the 6-1 win over Switzerland.

Stephanie Frappart: First woman in history to referee a men’s World Cup match.
Stephaine Frappart was the first official for the match between Germany and Costa Rica, The 38-year-old was already the fourth official in Mexico’s game with Poland earlier in the tournament.

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi, one of the best players to grace the pitch, won his first World Cup after losing 2 previous World Cup Finals, He scored a brace and then converted his penalty to help his team win the World Cup and while doing so, he also set many records.

Most goals at a major tournament by a South American (overtaking R9) – Lionel Messi – 26 goals.

100th career goal with the right foot.

Most World Cup Appearances – Lionel Messi – 25 goals.

Most World Cup goal involvements – Lionel Messi – 13 goals, 8 assists.

The first player to score in every stage of a single World Cup.

The first player to win 2 golden ball awards.

Quickfire facts:
At 37 years and 247 days old, French goalkeeper Steve Mandanda became the oldest player in history to represent France when he started for Les Bleus against Tunisia on Wednesday 30 November.
At 39 years, 6 months, and 27 days Dani Alves became the Oldest Brazillian Captain, surpassing Thiago Silva after leading his team in the surprise loss to Cameroon.
Gonçalo Ramos, who started in place of the benched Cristiano Ronaldo, was the star of the show in the quarter-finals opening the scoring just 17 minutes into his competition debut. The Benfica striker scored the first hat trick of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and made global headlines.
Spanish referee Antonio Lohoz handed out a record 16 yellow cards to players during Argentina’s intense quarter-final win over the Netherlands which went to penalties and also handed out a second yellow to Denzel Dumfries after he lost his mind when Argentina won.
23-year-old Cody Gakpo is the first ever Dutch player to score in all of Netherlands’ group stage games at a World Cup.
Marcus Rashford scores England’s 100th World Cup goal and was the hero of the tournament for England, although he was booed by England Fans last year after missing his penalty in the Euro 2020 final.

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