World Cup stats: Morocco's stunning upset and the fastest goal at Qatar 2022

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Sunday at the 2022 FIFA World Cup saw another huge upset in the group stages as Morocco stunned Belgium 2-0. The heavyweight clash between Spain and Germany end in a draw after Costa Rica's win over Japan kept the group alive. Earlier, Canada got eliminated from the competition but not before scoring their first ever goal in a men's World Cup... within 68 seconds.

By The Numbers has the best stats from the four World Cup matches played on Sunday:


In Qatar so far, 58% - that is 39 out of 67 goals - have come in the last 30 minutes of the matches.

Morocco 2 - 0 Belgium


This was Morocco's third win in World Cup history and the first since 1998, when they beat Scotland in the group stage.


Belgium have just scored one goal at the 2022 World Cup so far. They had scored eight goals at the same stage in 2018.


Belgium's streak of 8 wins in the group stage came to an end with this loss to Morocco.


This is the first direct free kick goal that Thibaut Courtois has allowed in a competitive match with Belgium since 2013 (vs Serbia.)

Croatia 4 -1 Canada


Alphonso Davies scores Canada's first-ever goal at the Men's World Cup.


Canada became the 76th different team to score at a men's World Cup. Earlier in the tournament, Qatar had become the 75th


Davies' goal came in the 2nd minute of the match, after 68 seconds, making it the fastest goal at the 2022 World Cup. It was fastest goal in a group stage match at the World Cup since Clint Dempsey scored after 29 seconds against Ghana in 2014.


Canada became the third team to lose its first five World Cup matches, joining Mexico (first 9) and El Salvador (all 6).


Ivan Perisic became the first Croatian player with 2 assists in a single World Cup match.

Spain 1 -1 Germany


Germany have gone without a win in their first two World Cup matches for the first time since 1938.


Niclas Füllkrug, who scored the late equaliser for Germany, leads Europe's top five leagues this season for goals scored after the 80th minute.


Alvaro Morata scored his second career World Cup goal, becoming the ninth different Spanish player to score at multiple World Cups.


Jamal Musiala, 19, became the youngest German to provide an assist in a World Cup match (since 1966 World Cup).

Costa Rica 1 - 0 Japan


Costa Rica's victory against Japan saw the fewest touches in the opposition box (2) for a winning side in a World Cup match on record (since 1966).


Keysher Fuller's goal in the 81st minute was Costa Rica's latest go-ahead goal since Hernan Medford in the 88' vs Sweden in 1990. It's also his first World Cup goal.

(Stats courtesy: ESPN Stats and Information Group)