Not Your Imagination: 2010 World Cup Is Setting Records For Its Lack Of Goals

Day 5 just concluded in South Africa, and with only Group H yet to play in World Cup 2010, there have been a total of 23 goals. That's only 23 goals so far in the tournament's first 14 games matches. But it's soccer, right? This is supposed to be low-scoring? Surely the 1.64 goals-per-game average is typical in the World Cup? Not quite.

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Only 23 goals scored in first 14 #WC2010 games. Lowest by far of any 32-team WC. 34 goals in '98, 39 in '02, 31 in '06.

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Even in the first 14 games in World Cup 1978, the last tournament played during the winter (Argentina), there were 37 goals. So what gives?

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