75 - Only two players (Hazard 99 & David Silva 86) created more chances from open play than Raheem Sterling in the 2014-15 PL. Busy. 14 minutes ago

36 - Samuel Eto'o created 36 chances in his 18 games for Sampdoria, at least 13 more than any other teammate over the same period. Fleeting. 1 hours ago

3- These sides have met in 3 previous WWC contests. Each time, the victor went on to lift the trophy (#USA 1991 + 99, Germany 2003). Stakes. 13 hours ago

62 - Germany have missed the target on a shot 62 times at WWC 2015, 17 times more than the next closest team. Wild. 11 hours ago

3 - Leo Messi is the first player to deliver 3 assists in a Copa America game over the last two editions. Creator. http://t.co/OYSwgZhEak 10 hours ago

18 - #Argentina have scored 6+ goals in a single Copa America game 18 times so far, more than any other team (Brazil, 14). Banquet 9 hours ago

25 - Chile never managed to beat Argentina in 25 matches at the #CopaAmerica (6 draws, 19 losses). final. #CopaAmericaChile2015 4 hours ago

2 - Abou Diaby has played two competitive games with Arsenal in the last 27 months. Free. 2 hours ago

457 - @sylvaind15tin has played 457 Premier League games, more than any other French player. Cherry. 2 hours ago

Great stuff by @NYTSports @wilsonandrews @wardnyt using @OptaSuit data on the #USWNT #WWC semi finalists. nytimes.com/interactive/20… 19 hours ago

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  • 139,297

    Football goals scored

  • 79,466

    Yellow cards given

  • 5,589

    Red cards given

  • 18,827

    Wickets taken

  • 7,324

    Rugby Union tries scored

  • 3,549

    Rugby League tries scored

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