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.
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.â†µ
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?â†µ