0 – Egypt are still winless at World Cup finals (D2, L3).
0 – David de Gea didn’t make a single save versus Portugal, conceding three goals.
1 – Japan became the first Asian side to beat South American opposition at a World Cup in their 2-1 win over Colombia (D3, L14).
1 – Yuri Gazinskiy’s goal for Russia came from the first shot on target at the 2018 World Cup.
2 – Spain have now only won 2 of their last 13 opening World Cup matches (D4, L7).
2 – Iran’s 1-0 win over Morocco was only the Asian nation’s second-ever win at a World Cup (D3, L8).
2 – Only two of the 14 European nations lost their opening game (Germany and Poland).
2 – Harry Kane scored more goals on his World Cup debut (2) than Wayne Rooney did in 11 World Cup appearances (1).
3 – Brazil have failed to win any of their last three World Cup matches (D1, L2).
3 – All three of Senegal’s World Cup victories have been against European nations (France, Sweden and Poland).
3 – This is the third consecutive World Cup in which the reigning champion has failed to win their opening match.
3′ – 02:56 – Carlos Sanchez’s red card for Colombia after two minutes and 56 seconds is the second fastest shown in World Cup history.
4 – There have been four direct free kicks scored in the opening 16 matches.
4 – Cristiano Ronaldo became the fourth player to score in four separate World Cups (after Pelé, Uwe Seeler, Miroslav Klose).
4 – Rafael Márquez became the first player to captain a side at four different World Cups.
4 – Valon Behrami became the first Swiss player to appear in four different World Cup finals.
4 – All four of Mat Ryan’s saves for Australia against France came in the opening eight minutes.
5 – Russia scored more goals in their opening game than in the entirety of either of their previous two World Cup tournaments.
5 – Rafael Márquez became only the third player to feature in a fifth World Cup (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018), after fellow Mexican Antonio Carbajal and Germany’s Lothar Matthäus.
6 – Argentina’s Javier Mascherano and Sweden’s Marcus Berg committed the most fouls.
7 – England are unbeaten in all seven meetings versus African nations at a World Cup (W4, D3).
7 – South Korea are now winless in their last seven World Cup games (D2, L5).
7 – Peru are now winless in their last seven World Cup games (D2, L5).
9 – South Korea have now only won one of their last nine World Cup matches (D3, L5).
9 – Sergio Agüero scored his first World Cup goal in what was his ninth appearance.
9 – Mexico’s Guillermo Ochoa made the most saves.
10 – Neymar won 10 free kicks during Brazil 1-1 Switzerland.
11 – Each of Belgium’s last 11 World Cup goals have come in the second half.
11% – Mexico have lost just two of their past 18 World Cup group games (W9, D7).
11 – Saudi Arabia have not won any of their past 11 games at a World Cup (D2, L9).
11 – Lionel Messi failed to score with any of his 11 attempts on goal during Argentina 1-1 Iceland – more than any other player who didn’t score in the opening round of games.
12 – Tunisia are winless in their past 12 World Cup matches (D4, L8).
19 – African teams are winless in their last 19 World Cup matches against South American opposition (D4, L15).
21 – Russia’s 5-0 win against Saudi Arabia means that the host nation have never lost their opening match in any the World Cup (W16, D6).
23 – South Korea committed the most fouls.
26 – Germany failed to score with any of their 26 efforts on goal versus Mexico.
27 – Argentina attempted the most efforts on goal.
33 – Cristiano Ronaldo became the oldest hat-trick scorer in World Cup history.
38 – Russia’s Sergei Ignashevich (38 years, 335 days) became the oldest outfield player to play in a World Cup since Cameroon’s Roger Milla in 1994.
45 – Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal from a direct free kick at a major international tournament from 45th attempt.
57% – Four of the seven goals conceded by African nations have come in the 86th minute or later. Three of them have changed the result from a draw to loss.
59′ – Croatia 2-0 Nigeria went the longest without a single shot on target in the opening round of matches – 59 minutes.
77% – Brazil have conceded 10 goals from the last 13 shots on target they have faced at a World Cup.
78% – Poland have lost seven of their past nine World Cup matches.
82% – 18 of the 22 shots in Iran 1-0 Morocco came in the first half.
83% – Five of the six goals conceded by African nations have been from corners. The other came via a penalty conceded from a corner.
89 – Artem Dzyuba scored for Russia just 89 seconds after coming on as a substitute.
100% – Spain’s Diego Costa has scored with both of his shots on target in World Cup finals.
104 – Branislav Ivanovic became Serbia’s most-capped player of all-time during their 1-0 win over Costa Rica.
144 – Javier Mascherano became Argentina’s most-capped player of all-time during their 1-1 draw with Iceland.