19/12/2022 12:20 PM | Click to read full article
The six-goal final between France and Argentina set a World Cup record of 172 at this year's tournament. The previous record of 171 goals was set in 1998 and 2014. It was the second straight six-goal final. France defeated Croatia 4-2 four years ago in Russia. The 2.63 goals per game average in Qatar is far below the WC record of 5.38 goals per game at the 1954 edition in Switzerland. Messi has achieved what Maradona did in 1986, dominate a World Cup for Argentina.