10 interesting stats ahead of Italy vs Uruguay

2 – Italy have not gone out of the group stage in back-to-back tournaments since the 1960s. They were eliminated at the group stage as defending champions four years ago.

5 – Luis Suárez has scored five goals in his seven World Cup appearances.

5 – Luis Suárez needs one more goal to tie Diego Forlán as Uruguay’s second top scorer in World Cup history.

11 – Italy were caught offside 11 times versus Costa Rica in their previous game.

16% – Italy have lost only 3 of their 19 World Cup matches against South American sides.

20% – Italy have won just 1 of their last 5 World Cup matches.

50 – This will be Uruguay’s 50th game at a World Cup – the fewest amongst the eight nations to have won the World Cup.

58% – Uruguay have won 11 of their 19 World Cup matches in South America.

60% – Uruguay have mustered just five shots on target in their opening two games combined, scoring three of them.

75% – Uruguay have made at least the semi-finals in three of the four World Cups in South America they have qualified for.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *